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Zach Vinson

Zach Vinson

Moda Spira

Wed · May 15, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

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Zach Vinson
Zach Vinson
Zach Vinson is thankful he’s not releasing a break-up album. That certainly could’ve been the case. Come to think of it, he’s thankful he’s not releasing a falling-in-love album either. Those two pillars of pop music (and the human experience) exist for good reason. But Vinson’s latest album, And Yet, explores less-charted relationship ground: What does it look like to stay in love, to stick it out when it would be easier to throw in the towel?


We all love the feeling of falling for somebody, and we can identify with the pain of a good break-up song,” Vinson says, “but we don’t talk much about what happens in-between. To me, there’s tremendous beauty and nuance in the fight to stay with the one you’ve got, to recognize the mystery of someone you thought you had all figured out.”


To Vinson, this theme isn’t a theoretical exercise or a fictional concept album, but is birthed out of his own marriage. And he’s not interested in mincing words or putting a neat bow on that experience, pleading on the first track (“Better Man”), I don’t know what you envisioned / Please tell me what you dreamed / I never learned to pretend I’ll be a better man than I’ll be.


Sonically, the record brings a fresh landscape to Vinson’s work, with rhodes, wurly and Moog replacing the acoustic piano sound that’s been a staple of his previous albums. Under the guidance of producer Kit Hamon, Vinson and company tracked bass, drums, and rhodes live and then added layer upon layer of analog synths. The end result is a sound lush with synth-pop textures, but with the vitality of a live band pulsing underneath it.


Other highlights of the album include Vinson’s struggle to make sense of the current state of America on “Hold My Son,” and the slow burn of “Our Love Is Whatever,” where he sings of a love gone sideways overtop a sparse Americana-esque arrangement paired with 80s-era synths.


The record closes with a new take on Tom Waits’ “Come On Up to the House,” the lyrics serving as a recognition and blessing of all who are worn out by the fight for love: There’s nothing in the world that you can do / You gotta come on up to the house / You’re whipped by the forces that are inside you / Come on up to the house.


And Yet will be released April 26, with a couple singles coming out before that date. Vinson will be touring in support of the new album throughout the spring and summer. See www.zachvinson.com for the latest tour dates.
Moda Spira
Moda Spira
Singer, songwriter and producer Latifah Alattas opens her heart and soul with Moda Spira, a project marked by an uncommon emotional honesty and melodies brimming with tenderness. Her intimate vocals are complimented by music that wraps you in its comforting warmth and draws you into the embrace of the heart’s deep core. “In Latin, moda spira means the continual act of breathing,” Alattas says. “I began writing to explore what intimacy means, in all its beautiful and maddening aspects. There are times in relationships that are so intense, you find yourself saying, ‘Just keep breathing!’ Like loving, breathing is something you have to do everyday to feel alive. Moda Spira felt like the perfect title for this project.”


Alattas has a long resume that includes time as a solo artist and work with Page CXVI, the indie rock band Autumn Film and Sola-Mi, an experimental trio. She has produced albums for indie artists, including A Boy & His Kite, helping them place “Cover Your Tracks” on the soundtrack for Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part II. Her songs have been featured on One Tree Hill, The Gates, Lifetime Films and the film The House at the End of the Street. She’s also composed incidental music for MTV and E! Moda Spira is her return to solo performing. Her sophomore release Divorce is out everywhere now.
Venue Information:
The High Watt
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://thehighwatt.com/