ONETIME WHITNEY HOUSTON SIDEMAN DAVE VARGO SETS THE STAGE FOR HIS THIRD FULL LENGTH ALBUM WITH LEAD SINGLES “FAULT LINES” AND “HALF BAD”
Riding an ever-evolving wave of success as a singer-songwriter years after his well-traveled whirlwind era as sideman for Whitney Houston and Phoebe Snow, Dave Vargo had booked March 20, 2020 to head back to the studio to record the follow-up to his 2019 album Spaces in Between. COVID-19 postponed those plans, but couldn’t deter his creative vibe.
The song Fault Lines has a somber tone , yet is also uplifting, there seems to be a feeling of release in Dave Vargo’s voice, the song is anthemic, and is definitely indicative of what we are all facing these days. Dave Vargo takes us on a very emotional ride the his perception of life, and there is some thing for everyone in this song. it has a storyline that would make a fantastic life story.
“It started out about that trip and what I hoped might happen when I went to Nashville, tempered by the reality that slowly chips away at those hopes on the seat,” Vargo says. “I learned that no matter where you are in your career, it’s a super tough town with performers whose talent is beyond what I’m usually surrounded with in New Jersey. Everyone’s trying to make it, and I’m just one of the many. So it’s a humbling experience, but I choose to look at it like even if I don’t think I’m on par with some of the others, maybe I could learn from them or hook up for a co-write, which could help up my game as a writer and performer. That theme definitely matched the slower ballad vibe and dreamy guitar parts I included.”
Vargo also recently released the album’s infectious first lead single “Half Bad,” which showcases his edgier rock energy and more cautiously optimistic side with the key line. In just a few weeks, the tracked had over 75,000 streams on Spotify. The singer says, “It’s probably the most hopeful song I’ve written for the project. For whatever reason, most of my tunes tend to be on the sad, contemplative side, which are the kinds of songs I am personally drawn to. This one was so different, so bouncy and light in spirit, that when I finished it, my producer said, ‘This is a song for the people.’”
In contrast to Fault Lines, the track Half Bad has a Jersey Shore / Bruce Springsteen feel, – not comparing artists, just pointing out that this song has a bright and high life feel, a search for a better life in verse. it is a song with high energy and High Hopes. Dave Vargo makes his six string sing with exuberance for better times coming.
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