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  • Virginia To Vegas Releases New EP “it's a little complicated, but i'm okay.”: Streaming

  • Canadian singer-songwriter Derik Baker, aka Virginia To Vegas released a new EP “it's a little complicated, but i'm okay.” on February 4, 2022.
    The EP is his first project in two years since the 2020 EPs “a constant state of improvement.” and “don’t wake me, i’m dreaming”.
    He started writing out at home or in hotel rooms from years ago, using voice notes. The EP features '80s pop-synth vibe.
    “I think with all of my music, I try to write songs that feel like they are soundtracks to the listener's own personal movie,” Derik Baker explained of his music. “Everyone lives such a unique life but a lot of our experiences are exactly the same, so my goal is just to write music that everyone can relate to and makes them feel something.”
    The EP was written by Derik Baker, Geoff Warburton and Mike Wise. Produced by Derik Baker and Mike Wise.
    He said, “There's a few new writers who I worked on this EP, literally over voice notes. Haley Joelle for one, is having a moment right now, and I think she's such a talented young artist, and we literally wrote the song [“outerspace”] in five minutes.”
  • Derik Baker explained track-by-track for the EP via Apple Music.

    “amnesia”
    “I was thinking about that movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I love Jim Carrey, though I've always disliked that movie, because it feels so dark. But l could never escape the concept—obviously, I've had relationships in my life where I wondered, 'Would it be better to not think about that?' I was listening to a podcast where this one guy was talking about how only humans view 'positive' and 'negative' as 'good' and 'bad.' But everywhere else in science, 'negative' and 'positive' are just two opposing forces that drive change—without polarity, the world doesn't turn. So, sometimes, even when you think about the relationships that went poorly, you still learn something from it, and you still take something away from it. So, I guess the answer is, you probably don't want to forget the bad relationships!”

    “no excuses”
    “It's not intentional that I continually write this love story about friends, but especially in high school and college, I had a lot of those relationships. I was raised by my mom, so I was always more comfortable hanging out around women than I was hanging around guys. It wasn't until my twenties that I built a good group of guy friends, whereas I always had a lot of girl friends. That concept [of friends falling in love] was common for me. But this song is supposed to be cheeky—there's a bunch of dumb lyrics in this that I just think are hilarious.”

    “outerspace”
    “There's a lot of things in the world that can get you into a negative mindset. Luckily, if I'm in a terrible mood, I can come sit in my little studio and play the guitar, and who knows—maybe six hours later, I've got something that didn't exist before and that brings me a lot of happiness. I was really trying to make this one trippy, like that feeling of when you look at someone for the first time and have that real connection in that eye gaze. Sometimes, it does just make you take a step back and go, 'Holy crap—how amazing is it that we're on this spinning rock floating through space because a bunch of particles decided to smash together a couple billion years ago!'”
  • source : Apple Music
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