SEM student releases new album
Alternative four-minute pop from North West England. Stories of reflection, contentment, politics, mistakes, assisted dying, arranged marriage, optimism, loss – they’re all here
We spoke to Vincent Priest about his career so far and asked him about his plans for 2019.
Future plans for the Vee P project?
I narrowed this album down to ten songs and around forty minutes intentionally. I think that’s the right amount of songs and time to entice people to have a listen. It could’ve been twice as long, realistically.
I have another ten or so songs that I recorded, or part-recorded during this phase, and I could polish them and put them out too. Closure, in a way. I think they’re up to a similar standard as the ten on the album, but then I would, I guess!
Will you be performing live?
I’d love to play the songs live, but it’s finding the time and the people to do it.
It’d be good to get some musicians together and make some kind of short film featuring live performance of some of the stuff, along with a narrative. Apply here, film-makers!
It would be a shame to leave them behind before I move on to pastures new. Those pastures will probably involve an alter-ego and some instrumental, abstract, ambient stuff before Vee P returns with some more alternative, four-minute pop.