In this latest episode of Into The Void, I talk with vocalist Tyler Small of Vermont metalcore band Saving Vice. We talk about how they got started as a band, influential artists and bands within their career, signed versus unsigned, life, new music, touring with Lil Xan, the Born Dead Tour, the music industry, fantasy tours, dream jobs, and more!
For unsigned bands that have forged and made a difference in the metalcore scene, few names have been echoed more than the band name of Vermont metalcore act, Saving Vice.
“This song is a big step for us towards the new sounds we're experimenting with on the new record. It's the second song we've ever released with rap. We really think it is another testament to our song-writing abilities and diversity.” -Tyler Small (Vocalist)
With over 1.4 million streams to tote on their latest 2020 EP, Hello There, Saving Vice proved to the scene that there was promise in the sound they were bringing to the metalcore genre. Saving Vice has since garnered more attention with their latest singles this year, "Phantom Pain," "Dying To Watch," and now their latest release, "White Rabbit," proving you can do it all without any record label backing. Vocalist Tyler Small had this to say about the new single.
"The White Rabbit is a metaphor for temptation that leads you into your bad habits, but the song is about self-awareness and looking inwards to discover the roots of your own grave that we tend to dig ourselves when we're going through the worst. It's easy to fall back into bad coping mechanisms when you can't look at yourself retrospectively."
Now the band is on one of their largest multi-genre tours to date with Lil Xan and the Born Dead Tour, an opportunity that few are given, but bands like Saving Vice have certainly earned during their career. While the energy certainly feels like its heating up again for them with a new album and mixed genre tour to boot, Saving Vice has always remained grounded within their success, taking nothing for granted as the road becomes harder, yet rewarding with each step.
"This song is a big step for us towards the new sounds we're experimenting with on the new record. It's the second song we've ever released with rap. We really think it is another testament to our song-writing abilities and diversity."
We talk about this and more on the next episode of Into the Void.
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Video editing: Sammie Starr
Editing by: Schae Beaudoin Music by: Intro and Outro "Lights" (Jpow Flicks)