Remember this guy?
Remember this song?
The above track, ‘Destroying Me’, is off of Vinnie Ferra’s newest album arc en ciel which he released yesterday, June 23rd. I had the pleasure of chatting over the phone with Vinnie for over an hour and he shared some truly beautiful details about his newest record. Click here for the whole thing. I pasted my favorite part of the interview below because it’s where Vinnie talks about why he named his newest record, arc en ciel.
MFL: One last thing. What was the inspiration for the name of the new album?
VF: Ahhh, good question. A question I really want to answer. It’s definitely a gajillion degrees of separation. Some of the songs are about certain things but most of the record is about a certain individual. I went on a trip to France with them and we stayed in a hotel on a street named Rue Jean-Mermoz and Jean-Mermoz is a French aviator. He designed planes and his first plane that was able to take off and actually fly was called “Arc en Ciel” which is “arc in the sky” as the literal translation but the actual meaning in French is a “rainbow.” The first song on the record is about my brother and I and the record is mostly about innocence and innocent love and just not even considering real life when thinking about your feelings. Impulsive and irrational desires. To me a rainbow, besides its over-gay connation, but way someone feels when they look at a rainbow versus when they were a child, they look at it as being beautiful. People still look at rainbows like they’re 5 year olds. As we get older there are not a lot of things that we look at with that innocence because we’re all so jaded and messed up from growing up. I’ve been waiting for someone to ask that question. To me it is a very big part of the name of the album, it’s not just some name. It’s a very big part of the record to me.
You can stream arc en ciel on Soundcloud. The entire album is below for your listening pleasure.
And if your curious as to why Vinnie is releasing his entire album for free streaming on Soundcloud, that answer is also nested in my interview with him. You can also support him by purchasing the record on Bandcamp by clicking here.