Canadian alt-garage rockers, The Vaniers have released their newest single, “Wild”, a decidedly nuanced, pared-down version of the track heard on this year’s debut EP, Who Are You To Say?
“The song has a rebellious undertone, and is mainly about being yourself, voicing your thoughts, and not caring what others think,” says the band: Diego Paz on bass guitar and vox, Alex Iacobellis on guitar, and Nick Donato on drums.
The long-time friends are currently revisiting their five-track breakthrough March 2020 release, offering audiences acoustic versions of each song as well as insights into their makings. “We’d much rather be on stage or in the studio these days,” they assure. “But, for now, we all have to do our part and stay safe. Hopefully, these acoustic sessions can help brighten everyone’s quarantine.”
As for “Wild,” the track itself was written in about 15 minutes during a seemingly standard-issue rehearsal.
“We were rehearsing at Alex’s and trying out some new ideas and things started to feel a bit forced,” Paz recalls. “We decided to step out and get some food.”
When they got back, things just clicked and the rest is history that can be heard by pressing ‘play.’
“When we got back, Diego picked up the bass and the bassline for the track was the first that came out,” Iacobellis says. “Nick threw on his beat, and Diego just started singing.
I remember telling Alex to just play the first thing that came to his head,” Paz adds. “And when he started playing the main riff? We knew we had something.”
It was exciting to suddenly have something from absolutely nothing,” Donato says. “The song pretty much wrote itself… We must’ve played it 30 times that day, and the final product is very close to what we played that first time.”
Check out their brand new Acoustic Sessions for “Wild” below and stay up to date with the band via their socials.
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