Vince Spano is a Texas-based vocalist and guitarist who, earlier this month, released a tune called ‘Flatline.’ As soon as I heard the song’s chorus…I was instantly sold! I really wanted to know more about the track’s creator and their musical story. Luckily for us, Vince agreed to an interview, and the rest is history!
Chatting with us about his readiness to release his new album, what song he’d steal and claim as his own if allowed, and his love for the legendary esteemed Foo Fighter’s frontman Dave Grohl, please give a big welcome to our friend Vince Spano!
Hello and welcome Vince! I can’t wait to introduce you to our ever-growing audience! I recently discovered your smashing latest single ‘Flatline.’, but I know that your musical career started a few years ago. What has led you to where you are today?
I think mainly what led me here is just the fact that music is all I’ve ever wanted to do. It’s really what I am and without music, I don’t really know where I’d be. I’d like for me to look back 10 years later at a huge discography of ever-evolving and carefully made music.
Just staying with ‘Flatline.’ for a second. The crunchy tune is the first single off of a brand new album you’ve been working on called ‘Prescribed’. How proud are you of the track, and what does it mean to you?
I’m very proud of it. In a way ‘Flatline.’ is me settling into a new phase in my career. It reflects the kind of artist that I am now which I feel is different than it was even as of last year. It’s almost like me saying “As of the summer of 2023, this is who Vince Spano is.” I’m excited for everyone to tackle this first album journey with me and I’m excited to see where it goes.
We’re always intrigued by artists’ creative processes, and how they take an idea and transform it into a finished product. Could you tell us a bit about your creative process?
Well, the creative process for ‘Flatline.’ was actually really special. I write all of my songs in my bedroom on an acoustic at 2 or 3 am and I’ll just write for a few hours and the next day I’ll flesh out the whole instrumentation. ‘Flatline.’ was a different story. I was messing around with my electric and before I knew it, maybe 5 minutes later, the song as you know it was born. It was crazy, I had never experienced a writing process like that before.
You’ve mentioned the likes of The Strokes, Foo Fighters, Highly Suspect, Tigercub, and Catfish And The Bottlemen as being a few of your inspirations. If given the chance to collaborate with any artist or band, who would you choose?
All of them. They are such huge influences and such big heroes of mine that I have made it an absolute goal to be able to sit in the same room and work with either of them on a record. I guess if I had to choose one right now I think I’d choose Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl is just such a master songwriter and has had such a long and decorated career, I’d just love to take in and learn whatever I can. He also just seems like a really awesome guy.
If I stole your cell phone and opened Spotify (or your streaming service of choice), who would I see under your recently played section?
Definitely, everyone mentioned above! A lot of White Reaper too. I’ve been listening to a lot of Bilmuri, Daft Punk, and Deftones, as well as this other really cool band from Austin, Tx called Sap. I haven’t gotten a chance to meet them around the area but hopefully I will soon, I think we’d make a good show.
OK, now it’s your turn to do the stealing! If you were allowed to steal one song in the world and claim it as your own, what would it be and why?
This is a great question. I get this feeling a lot of being like “Damn, I wish I wrote that song!” I think I’m gonna have to go with ‘Tyrants’ by Catfish and The Bottlemen or ‘Belief’ by John Mayer. Both are just such great live songs that really fill the club with noise.
What is the best piece of musical (or general) advice that you’ve each been given that you’d like to pass on to others?
I guess if I had any advice, I’d say to keep pushing always. If music is what you really love, and you’re sure that nothing else will make you happier, then push like there’s no tomorrow. It definitely is a struggle to break out, but I’m the happiest I have ever been working hard and chasing the next goal.
What would being successful in the industry look like to you? And is it something that’s on your mind when you’re creating new music?
Yeah absolutely. I think there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be the best and get to the top of the charts. As for what it would look like to me? I definitely focus on playing bigger and better shows. One day I want to be headlining Austin City Limits or Reading and Leeds. I see my milestones not so much as how many records I sell, but how many people want to come see a show, and what venue we’re all gonna go to next.
I’m eagerly awaiting the release of your ‘Prescribed’. Do you have an official date in mind? And, more broadly, what do you hope for in your musical future?
I can’t say the exact release date quite yet, but it’s coming really soon. I promise that there will also be a lot of music coming this year and you will not have to wait long for it! As far as my musical future goes, I will keep on working hard and trying to put on bigger and better shows with more and better music every time, as well as different kinds of new content. I’m always thinking of new ideas of new things to share with you all and I think that this year is gonna be really big. It’s gonna take a lot of work but I promise I will always give you my all.