Canadian Rock band makes international splash with new single ‘Vulnerable State’
ONTARIO, CANADA – Versatile Rock is a band on a mission to bring more great music to the world. With their release of a new EP in the summer of 2020, the band set the table for a bevy of new singles and sounds that are sure to make the music world sit up and pay attention. They prove that with their latest release, “Vulnerable State,” which was dropped wide across all streaming platforms in January.
Self-dubbed as a message song that doubles as a Rock Ballad, “Vulnerable State” addresses some of the woes of the world and offers a different perspective on life in these trying times. It’s a song that features the group’s signature style – a bit of Rock, Country, Jazz, Blues and Punk all brought together through the mutual talent of the band’s four members: Joe Deshane on lead vocals, Chris Turner on rhythm and lead guitar, Jason Post on drums, and Terry Ritchie on bass guitar and keyboards.
“It’s not pandemic related, but it does talk about the way the world is now,” Deshane said. “We’re in a vulnerable state right now, no doubt about it. There’s crazy stuff going on – people are getting killed and just a lot of troublesome things in the world. This song explores everything in general with the world and it shows off our own very unique sound.”
Deshane said one of the things that make the band’s sound stand out is the way each member brings a different take on traditional techniques. Lead guitarist Chris Turner often “breaks the rules,” Deshane said, to come up with truly original sounds, sometimes creating chords that have seemingly never existed before. All of the instrumentalists in the band do that to some degree or another, and when it all comes together, it makes “one cool sound,” Deshane said.
“It just makes sense,” he said. “We make good music and give you a good time, and we do it with a unique sound. We’re writing radio-ready songs and music that can get played anywhere. In fact, everyone always tells us we’re better live than on our albums because we put on such good concerts. Plus, we can adapt to anything – we could even team up with rappers or combine with any sound or style.”
With the EP “Versatile Rock Live at Studio 29” already pushing 100,000 streams, and the new single gaining some major traction internationally, this Canadian band is excited for the future. They have two more singles ready to drop late spring or early summer – “VR World” and “Control”, as well as music videos for “Deceitful. The “Top of the Morning” video, however, is already available across all streaming platforms.
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