Vincent - Single (2019)
Review By Kimberly Raschka Sailor
February 28, 2020
Through his solo project, Vocal Producktions, multifaceted music man Tino Spieß presents his studio single, Vincent.
The song, a radio hit on the German airwaves last year from Sarah Connor, is fronted here by lead Rebecca Horn. Spieß was wise to tap Horn for this cover as she has a commanding power over her showy voice, an instrument that can slide between a cool, laid-back vibe and biting sass effortlessly and with total credibility. This is important “casting”; those unfamiliar with Sarah Connor’s huge pipes are encouraged to marvel at the strength she brings to the choruses of this song, a piece with refreshing, unexpected lyrics that offer the refrain: “It’s just love and there’s no medicine”.
Spieß, who is also a member of the a cappella group B’n’T, penned the arrangement, joins the duet of backing vocals (along with Brooklyn Beck), performs the vocal percussion, and serves as the sole sound engineer for the single. In particular, the polished construction of the arrangement is laudable; the ebbs and flows hit all dynamic levels, and showcase different styles and moods, all while feeling cohesive and clean. This is also a testament to Spieß’s skill as a mixer; all of the seams are tucked in and the auditory experience is quite pleasant for the listener. Perhaps, given his level of proficiency, Spieß will give us a bit more creative risk on the sound front the next go-around and experiment away from the safe blueprints of the originals. I would definitely like to hear more of Spieß's own signature.
Stay tuned: plenty more to come from Vocal Producktions.