I write songs to cope. I’d like to say I write songs to heal, but that may be asking too much.
Vince Grant’s musical journey is reminiscent of Guy, the lead character in the movie “Once”, as he spent his first two summers after moving from his hometown of Chicago to L.A. busking on Venice Beach. After his first stint in L.A. he moved back and forth between New York and L.A. for years playing in various bands, gigging, touring, even playing at SXSW, while working a series of dead end jobs until eventually drug and alcohol problems derailed him.
Says Vince, “Drugs, alcohol, depression, they took me out.” After a successful recovery, Vince has channeled his experiences into a new 5 song EP. Free from the constraints of a band situation he feels he has found his authentic voice and a style he can call his own.
“Melancholia” is the lead single. Grant has also made available videos for “Melancholia” and “How Many Times You,” both produced by the highly acclaimed Alex Nasonov.
Check out “Oceans II” right here: