Boldly drawing from a wealth of influences across the vast musical spectrum, the California-based singer-songwriter is poised to inject a desperately needed shot of adrenaline into a languishing wasteland of repetitive radio playlists and deprived iPod droids. While Vital has no qualms in reconciling his aforementioned myriad of musical inspirations with his life story, the journey to get to that space was not without its obstacles.
“I always knew I had a voice, but I never wanted to use it because of the things that I was going through,” he recalls. “Because I was angry, I wanted to express myself through hip-hop instead. It was really rough growing up. So I didn’t want to sing it to you; I wanted to rap it to you.”
Subject to a life less ordinary at an early age, Vital volleyed between Vallejo, California and Chicago for much of his childhood. As a result, hip-hop became his preferred mode of communication. After years of rapping, he finally made the decision to use the full range of his voice in a steadfast trial and error fashion.
Though he rarely listens to radio or watches music video programming, Vital, whose name reflects his opinion on his intrinsic and imminent value to the world of music, remains intent on altering the barren terrain of pop music. His refreshing music invites a rare a listen without prejudice that has much to offer those who are brave enough to unplug and engage.
“I’m really not all about the cliché stuff. My aim is to make timeless music. Music that will still sound fresh 20 years from now. I’m done with trying to make trendy music that’s only good for right now.”