A native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Zach Vinson set up shop in Boston and Grand Rapids, Michigan before heading south to Nashville in 2010. Following the 2011 release of The Streets Will Turn to Streams, Vinson took several steps back from pursuing music, barely writing, recording, or performing in the following years. “I had been telling myself for so long that I was going to be a career musician that I completely lost any sense of why I was doing it, if I should be doing it, or who I was without music,” Vinson remembers. “It was the darkest time of my life, and it stretched on for years. I was constantly haunted by doubts and questions of my own motives, talent, calling, dedication—you name it.” After stripping all his aspirations down to the bare essentials of finding joy and wonder in the act of making music, Vinson slowly regained clarity around his role as an artist. “As best as I can tell, this is what I’m supposed to be doing—whether I like it or not,” he says with a laugh. “Thankfully, most days I like it.”
This EP, largely written in those dark years, reveals an artist who has been through the fire and come out the other side, albeit singed. With the release of a video for the first single (“You’re the One”), a groundswell of support from college radio, and a mix of full band and solo tours in the works, Zach Vinson is back from his hiatus in full force.
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