Independent Vermont metalcore band SAVING VICE – Tyler Small (vocals), Chase Papariello (vocals), Robbie Litchfield (guitar), Kenjamin Smiertelny (bass), and Sam Whelton (drums)- are slowing down the pace and releasing an acoustic rendition of a track off of their debut album Hello There. “So Safe” acoustic is self-produced and recorded by guitarist Robbie Litchfield (Hell Here Studios). It was mixed and mastered by Randy Pasquarella of Pasquarella Recordings (Currents, If I Were You).
More relevant than ever with the state of the world, the track itself is about always being separated from the people you love and how hard long-distance relationships can be when you’re torn between two places and the anxiety of worrying about their safety and not being around for them. Vocalist Tyler Small says that he hopes the track is “whatever anyone needs it to be” during this time of uncertainty.
“So Safe is a love note to someone far away that you worry about every day you’re not with them, we wanted to make the song feel like a lullaby.”
Since their official start in 2017, Saving Vice has been taking the New England music scene by storm. Their debut full-length record Hello There has already received over 960,000 streams on Spotify to date and earned them a spot on an Alternative Press article as one of the “20 Debut Albums That Took Metalcore To The Next Level In 2020”. In this short time, they have also been able to play on a handful of festivals such as the Vans Warped Tour, iMatter Festival, and Heavy Fest sharing the stage with a lot of impressive acts in the scene such as Like Moths To Flames and The Plot In You to name a few. Their track “The Spire” from their Binary EPearned them a spot on Spotify’s “New Blood” playlist.
“So Safe” is the third acoustic track in the band’s discography following “Black Ice” and a cover of Motionless In White’s “Another Life”. These acoustic tracks show that they are able to provide a more mellow and relaxed style to their sound when called for.