My name is David Vines and I’m a 26 year old singer/songwriter/composer from Richmond, VA. 6.5 years ago I gave up my academic college scholarship, packed all of my things, bought a one way ticket, and moved on my own to LA. I had no friends or family, and I only had $2,000 to my name. Needless to say, it’s been quite the journey!
Year after year, I put in the work on my craft and in 2013 it culminated in the free online release of my debut album, “Fly…735,” via my website www.IAMDavidVines.com. Just last month, I received word from the people at PANDORA that they enjoyed my work and my album is being added into the rotation! It is set to go live by the end of 2014. As an indie artist, this is a major step for myself. Almost 2 years later my album is now available on iTunes, Pandora, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, and Rhapsody.
I am currently in the process of launching my own indie label called Eudaimonia Records. Eudaimonia is an ancient Greek philosophy which means: “the art of human flourishing.” My mission is to spread great mainstream music/art to the public and use it as a conduit to inform the masses and to incite consciousness. My generation currently holds the keys to future of our society and through music/art I want to have a part in leading us back in the right direction.
I refer to my music as being “Alternative R&B” because it is a blend of all sounds (R&B, Alternative, Soul, Pop, Funk and Hip-Hop) and a melting pot of both new and old. Mainstream music has lost a lot of its intelligibility and it’s my aspiration to make a difference, sonically and creatively. As creators, we decide what is hot and what is relevant; not the other way around. It’s time for us to use the power that lies inside our art and I intend on being a catalyst for this ideal. It starts now.
Learn more about David Vines on his Official Artist Website.