Vincent John - Never Go Back EP (Paulista Group)
Add Date: 11/29
Focus Tracks: 1 & 3
Format: College & Triple A
Artist Info: Philadelphia born-and-raised artist & producer, Vincent John will release his debut EP, Never Go Back, this Friday. The EP will be released as a limited edition cassette via Philadelphia- based Know Hope Records, with B-side of the tape featuring instrumentals of the songs on the EP. The tape is available to pre-order now in the Know Hope Records online store and will also be available via iTunes. Vincent John has an EP release show planned for November 1 at Pianos in New York City and will be performing on November 2 in Philadelphia at Boot & Saddle with Royal Canoe.
This week Vincent reveled the latest single "This Great Vibration" from Never Go Back which premiered at Vents Magazine and is available to share via SoundCloud. Additionally, he has shared the official video for "Heaven Knows" with Northern Transmissions. The video stars actress Christine Lindsay Miller, and was directed by Ann Lupo. Northern Transmissions says, "On his debut EP, Never Go Back, Vincent John showcases unique works in the vein of classic pop with his own production reminiscent of golden 1980s AM radio, as echoes of American R&B ring throughout. Honest looks at longing, loss, drugs and darkness juxtapose sweet arrangements with soulful hooks and driving beats."
Earlier this month, Vincent John has teamed with Impose Magazine for the premiere of “Double Roulette”, the latest track from his upcoming debut EP Never Go Back. Impose says, "The song is a synthy ballad as cool as an evening beach breeze. John has brought his experience as guitarist for Lee Fields & the Expressions to his solo record, infusing the proceedings with soulful, seductive R&B as well as an authentically retro dance feel. There is a funky desperation and honesty to John’s vocals on 'Double Roulette' that is reminiscent of some of the dreamiest of 80’s power pop ballads, in particular those of another renowned guitarist and vocalist: the Purple One himself, Prince."
Last month, Vincent John shared his new single "Never Go Back" which features Nicole Wray with YVYNYL. About the track Vincent says,"Nicole (Wray) and I have been friends for a long time and worked together writing Lee Fields' Faithful Man album and her new album Queen Alone. It was a pleasure to work with her on "Never Go Back". Her vocals on the record add a soulful optimism of reconnecting with a lost love. She’s like the voice inside the singer’s head, lingering on and on after the idea of her has gone.” "Never Go Back" is available to post and share via SoundCloud.
On Never Go Back, Vincent John showcases unique and beautiful works in the vein of classic pop with his own production reminiscent of golden 1980s AM radio, as echoes of American R&B ring throughout. Honest looks at longing, loss, drugs and darkness juxtapose sweet arrangements with soulful hooks and driving beats.
Known for his work with soul artists Aaradhna (Universal), Lee Fields, Nicole Wray (Big Crown) and more, Vincent John's keen sense of songwriting and arrangements have provided the backdrop for some of today's modern soul classics.
Never Go Back is influenced by timeless pop and new wave artists such as Hall & Oates, The Cars, New Order & Pet Shop Boys. Vincent John's debut EP is a one-two punch of modern electro pop perfection.