Toronto musician VACAY has made his mark on the music world with the release of his debut single, “The Other Side”. The track has pop sensibilities over a smooth acoustic driven guitar and claws into listeners with its massive melodies. See what the artist himself has to say about the song and his upcoming EP below.
At the time of writing this, I was in a relationship with someone who wasn’t being open with me about the struggles they were going through. I desperately tried to be a support for this person but they wouldn’t let me in.Basically the song is a commentary on the distance created when there’s a breakdown in communication.
“The Other Side” was written when I was still trying to decide on a thematic and musical direction for the E.P. The song became a starting point and catalyst for most of the songs on the EP. When creating the “Shaky Hands E.P” I wanted to keep the songs relatable and easy to listen to. The striped down production allows for a feeling of intimacy, inviting listeners right into the room. I just wanted the music to make you feel good.
Many of the songs on the “Shaky Hands” EP are about the inherent challenges in relationships. If you get beyond the surface with anyone and they tell you their most intense fears, or hopes often they will centre around love. Love inspires me the most. And love brings our highest highs and our lowest lows. Most of all I just want the music to make you feel good. And I hope that’s what it does.
Oh my baby I’ve been dying here on The Other Side.