Vincent Palmeri Chats With TMI About His New Single “Guilty Pleasure”
Hey Vincent!! So excited to be chatting with you. How have you been during this crazy time? Can you spill any fun tips to keep your supporters happy and productive during this time at home?
Hey thanks for having me! I’ve been doing good. Trying to hold on to some sort of a schedule helps me from going crazy. I’m also taking this time to be really self-reflective, and write lots of new songs. I’d say just make sure you’re doing the best you can to stay active every day and not get complacent with just sitting on the couch. You’ll feel much better!
Did you have a breakout song that started things with you and your supporters?
For me, the first song I did that really resonated with people was The Rush. It was my first official single that I released on all platforms, and it was a song that was very special to me. I collaborated with my band on the track as well, so the time and effort we put in to making it great really made it stand out to everyone, and made it the perfect single to debut with.
Can you tell us what that song meant to you?
For me, The Rush meant a lot, not only because of how happy I was with the way it sounded, but with how well it was received. Locally, here in Albany, everyone loved it. I received countless texts and DMs after it dropped about how impressed people were with it, and how I sounded like a legitimate recording artist on that track. Fairly quickly after it came out, it became my “signature song” among my friends, colleagues, and other local musicians, and is still a huge crowd pleaser when we play it live.
How did the song come about?
The song came about one morning during the first week of January. I just remember sitting down thinking, “man it is so damn cold right now, and I’m so sick of winter. I just want to write that really feel-good summer anthem song, with a huge, catchy, sing-along chorus”, and that’s what it did. I started just humming the melody over a chord progression, and the song came about over the next hour and a half.
What was your reaction to the fans’ love for your new song “Guilty Pleasure”?
It was really great to see everyone’s reaction to Guilty Pleasure. It was the first song I actually co-wrote with another writer, so naturally I was a bit nervous to put out music that wasn’t totally 100% written by me, but it seemed like everyone is really vibing with the song. Co-writing is obviously a great way to go, and I plan on doing more of that in the future. Two heads are always better than one.
How excited were you to get this song out into the world?
Like I said before, I was pretty nervous, but also very excited because it had been a while since I put anything out. My plan for the rest of 2020 is to start releasing on a more consistent basis.
What’s up next for you? Do you have any other release plans for 2020?
Yes! I have two more singles coming out in June and July, and most certainly a few more after that. I just haven’t decided which ones yet. I also have new videos coming out too, so stay tuned.
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music?
My new stuff is very summer-sounding, so I hope when they hear it it’ll just take them to that place and give them a little bit of escapism. The world is definitely not the most uplifting place right now, and I think music that makes people feel happy and takes them to another place is exactly what we need right now. For the three minutes and thirty seconds that you’re listening to my song, I just want you to feel what I’m talking about and be in the situation I’m illustrating.
How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?
I want people to be able to feel like they can relate to me, and reach out to me if they want to. My sound and image is super pop and super produced, and I think that sometimes can make people feel like I’m a bit manufactured. I want people to know that there’s still a real guy behind these songs, and that at a certain point in time, I lived everything that I’m talking about in the music.
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
Being true to yourself.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
I have an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, with a minor in business
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
I’m very approachable.
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
Have fun and enjoy life. When you come to my show I just want you to let loose and enjoy yourself more than anything.
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
Max Martin, without a doubt. He is a huge inspiration of mine as a pop songwriter and producer. Getting to work with him one day would be a dream.
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
Now more than ever, social media is an artists best promo tool. It
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
Getting signed to a major record deal/having a billboard charting single. Lofty goals, but I believe you should be setting your goals high.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Stay safe and healthy out there!
Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us 🙂
Thanks for having me!