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INTERVIEW: vaz.

Hi vaz., welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thank you for having me, much appreciated. I’ve been feeling blessed actually. We out here working hard and putting things into play so been feeling good.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “what will be.”?

what will be is actually one of my most heartfelt songs, one of the ones where I really left everything in the song, down to the writing to the actual performance of it. This whole project is me trying to follow my own advice but I feel a lot of what I’m saying can be followed by anyone who’s still stuck on something. What will be will be, don’t fight, push through.

Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?

That’s a real real real close matter to my heart and those who know me well, know what it’s about and they’ve come back to me saying “wowwwww makes so much sense” but without divulging too much, some things just don’t work out. what will be is my consequences and acceptance of it.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We’re actually going to be putting visuals out soon and what will be was on the cards but like I said it’s probably the most heartfelt song I have so it was kind of hard to put into visuals what I was feeling. We decided to go with my other single t-shirt for the video, it’s more for the ladies which what’s most important and I knew I’d enjoy making a visual for it more.

The single comes off your new album take your time – what’s the story behind the title?

It was initially me telling the inspiration subject of the Project to take their time with how they’re feeling and what to do next but by the end of it, it actually became me telling myself take your time. I find myself guilty, as I’m sure a lot of us are, trying to always get to the next stage of life whether that be in our careers, relationships or whatever. Can’t rush things sometimes, just got to take your time.

How was the recording and writing process?

I actually started writing this while I was back in England for a period of time and then I came back home to Toronto and finished it. I got introduced by my close boy who’s also my drummer, BabylonDrums to one of his close friends by the name of the 25th hr. This guy’s a genius producer and engineer and he produced, mixed and mastered the project while BabylonDrums blessed me with the live drums. We didn’t use a fancy expensive studio, we hired the best mic’s we could and recorded the vocals one weekend and the next weekend we rigged up 25th’s whole basement with drum mic’s and let Babylon do his thing. Great times and you can hear that in the music and literally at the end of “come my way” track 2.

What role does Ontario play in your music?

I’m a London, England man. Born and raised so London is my heart but Toronto is home and has been for the last 10 years, it’s where I’ve really developed what I’m about and got the best out of me. It’s a whole vibe, the people, the lights, the buildings. As clichéd as it sounds, the energy is amazing and that’s what you feel in my music.

What aspect of time did you get to explore on this record?

Like the record says, I took my time. We didn’t rush. We enjoyed the process, we trusted the process and by doing so we were able to lock in a period of time which was probably my best and worst and put it into the music.

Any plans to hit the road?

Definitely, that is the next step for sure. We out here doing some good shows in the city, I did NXNE this past summer and repped for Brampton. Hoping to get the opportunity to do more not just in Toronto but maybe back in England and definitely the states. I got that dual citizenship so we all legal to cross borders up here!

What else is happening next in vaz.’s world?

take your time out November 9th, release party the same night which is going to be a madness, video for tshirt out end of the month and then come new year I got some new singles I’ve got under my belt. I’m staying consistently in your ears from here on, come take a listen.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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