When you hear a band named VHS Collection, you are instinctively drawn to the 80’s. A time when VCRs and The Cure were king. So, it’s no surprise that VHS Collection has created a sound that feels familiar. It’s by taking familiar feelings and re-constructing them into a unique sound that allows the band to shine. Formed in NYC in 2014, the band started by recording songs in their bedrooms. The band quickly found a following for their rock, pop, and electronic music on streaming sites like Spotify and Soundcloud. Soon after finding success, they were playing in front of packed crowds at some of the biggest music festivals in the country.
On their latest single “One,” the band has teamed up with producer Tony Hoffer (M83, Beck, The Kooks). The result is a song that leans heavier on the rock side than previous releases. That’s not to say the band left their synthesizers at home for this project. Singer James Bohannon isn’t known for having the most dynamic of voices, however, he really shines on “One.” The choruses, specifically, feature soaring vocals sure to move a crowd and set the song up to be a fan favorite. Guitarist, Conor Cook, explains the song is “about desperate youth. It’s about wanting to run away from a troubled life situation and start anew.”
Following the release of “One,” VHS Collection plan to hit the road for a series of concerts in May. The band’s show at Schubas in Chicago sold out in a matter of minutes, and will be moved to Lincoln Hall to accommodate the bigger crowd! Grab tickets to that one quick before it sells out as well. Check out the video for “One” at the link below and let me know what you think in the comments!