“Greener” was a song that wrote itself in a night. The theme is something I often think about — our tendency to compare our life with others and envy it, even though we have everything we need. Especially with social media making everyone’s life look so perfect.
It started with me messing around with the Fender bass VI late at night. I love this instrument so much. I then wrote to it, added live drums and a lead guitar, which I was playing in the first version of the song. A friend who heard this first version was telling me he could hear the Santana influence from that lead guitar. It made sense. So I wrote him a letter, thanking him for all the inspiration all these years. I added a “P.S. if you like the song ‘Greener,’ you are of course more than welcome to join.” It was kind of a joke, and I had no expectations, but Carlos Santana heard the music and said he wanted to be a part of it.
Santana also spoke highly of working with FKJ on the new track. “It is a joy to collaborate and share music with my brother Vincent (FKJ) on ‘Greener,’” he says. “Together we have painted a canvas of color, texture and musicality that we know will bring you courage and a deep awareness of your own light and life. Once that happens, there’s no division, separation or fear. It’s just joy.”
Watch the music video for “Greener” below.
V I N C E N T tracklisting
1. “Way Out”
2. “Greener” (feat. Carlos Santana)
4. “The Mission”
5. “Can’t Stop” (feat. Little Dragon)
7. “Brass Necklace” (feat. ((( O ))))
8. “Different Masks For Different Days”
9. “A Moment Of Mystery” (feat. Toro Y Moi)
10. “Let’s Live”
11. “Once Again I Close My Eyes”
12. “New Life”
13. “Does It Exist”
14. “Stay A Child”
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