‘Don’t Fool Yourself’ is the new single out now be Vega
Says Nick Workman about the music video: “The concept for the “Don’t Fool Yourself” video came partly from the lyric and partly from a VEGA/music business perspective. The lyric was inspired by my daughter, who is facing a world we never did. These days you are expected to be whatever is deemed “cool” or “in fashion” and that can change from week to week. I have had many conversations with her about staying true to herself and making her own “cool”. From the VEGA perspective, we thought it would be funny to make fun of the fact that we are always being tagged in various genres of rock and also the fact that so many bands change what they are about to try and fit in to what is the current “cool”. We had a lot of fun making the video and it is there to entertain!”
VEGA will release their new album “Grit Your Teeth” on Friday 12th June 2020 via Frontier Records. The album will be available pre-order from now from https://orcd.co/grityourteeth and www.vegaofficial.co.uk. The first single “Grit
Buckle up and hold tight, VEGA are back with the album of their career. “Grit Your Teeth” will take you to screaming highs and gritty lows. It’ll keep you coming back for more.
Says the band’s lead singer and frontman, Nick Workman, “Selfishly, we’ve taken a few risks by recording an album, that, first and foremost, we can be proud of. Don’t try and tag it with any sub-genre of rock or metal, just enjoy it.”
“Nick’s right, says VEGA’s keyboardist, James Martin. “We set out to do something different on this album. We wanted to stand out from the rest of the pack.”
“The band agreed on making a more modern sounding and edgy record.” Reflects VEGA’s drummer, Martin Hutchinson. I think we definitely achieved that.”
“I think it’s our best album yet,” adds guitarist Mikey Kew.
If the last album, “Only Human”, was a commentary of what was going on our lives. The new album is very much a reflection of those times and the outcomes. It’s a very positive album in its overall message, but it also has a lot of dark moments. It was very therapeutic for the band to write and record the album.
VEGA’s love for love rock from the 80’s and early 90’s shines through without rehashing it. Their inspiration comes from the 80’s and 90’s (they even have a Miami Vice drum roll), however, the album also draws inspiration from other places, and dragged into 2020.
VEGA wrote the album from January 2019 until they started recording in August 2019. The album was recorded in an industrial unit in York with the Graves Brothers who have previously produced Asking Alexandria. That is more the “metal” side of the album and was a perfect fit for VEGA as they wanted to blend melody and hooks with power.
“Joe and Sam Graves did a great job producing the album. They knew exactly what the band were trying to achieve,” says Workman. Tracking finished by September 2019. Mixing and mastering was completed before Christmas.
Says VEGA’s bass player, Tom Martin – “This is stadium rock for 2020.”