Vintage Trouble (from the album Chapter II EP II available on McGhee Entertainment)
Vintage Trouble is doing some studio exploration. Live they may be the same retro R&B outfit they have always been but on their recent release, Chapter II EP II, the southern California-based band present cleaner, more-modernized R&B sounds produced to perfection. Despite the throwback vibe of the band, they very much have their collective feet planted in today; chasing a 2019 sound in a 21stCentury studio with an outside producer was an effort to take a subtler approach when redefining the band.
‘We came from a late 50’s rock and roll inspiration when we started this band. I think there was a desire within parts of the band who wanted to touch on a more modern production’ said guitar player Nalle Colt. ‘So yeah, it’s a very different record from what a lot of fans would expect of Vintage Trouble’. “Everyone is Everyone” is a big opener with big hooky chorus, followed with the slowed down, smooth groove of “How It Is”. The best was saved for last in the final two cuts. “So Sorry” starts with a slow groove and even slower build-up of instrumentation. The horns start to punch in as Vintage Trouble turns up the volume, and Colt’s guitar solo comes in to wrap up the song. “One More Last Goodbye” begins with a gospel organ, the horns and guitar left behind for symphonic strings. It is an ending ripe for a slow-dance.
Despite the leanings into Pop and polished R&B territory, Vintage Trouble remains a live band. Call Chapter II EP II the best of both worlds, with the second CD of this release being a live offering. “’Vintage Trouble is a live band. We’ve always been. and when people see us play and hear us in a live setting, they see we do that well. We’ve been playing these songs for over a year. Taking more modern production, but then we break it down to what we usually do” said Colt. ‘That’s been really fun; in a way it’s like we’re covering ourselves. So, live I’d say it sounds more and more what people and our fans think Vintage Trouble should sound like’.
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