Comprised of fierce frontwoman Hope Vista and guitarist Greg Almeida, VISTA combines arena influences to create and define their anthem rock sound. Their upcoming EP “Long Live” lyrically focuses mainly on forming an allegiance and finding an ‘oasis’ among a dystopian society. The 7 song tracklist includes previously released singles “Henchmen” and “Allegiance,” as well as a new version of vocalist Hope Vista’s 2015 solo single “Dominance.” The EP also contains four never-before heard tracks, including the heart-thumping anthem “Inside Anxious,” which was written to inform listeners on the physical symptoms of anxiety. With this record cycle, VISTA also introduces The Oasis, a metaphorical world for listeners to feel safe in through the band’s music and shows. “Long Live” will be released on July 21st, 2017. About the EP, the band states:
“We never want to just be a band. We also wanted to release a body of work that was a brand. Brand, not just a band. A strong package of visuals, music that matches up to the visuals, a threshold of content that lived up to the title of the record. The concept for “Long Live” really stemmed from “Henchmen,” which was focused on the idea of fighting against the face of oppression in a politically polarizing society. This apocalyptic world, the words “Long Live” stand up against that and also mirror where VISTA is at a year and a half later.”
Coined one of Rock Sound’s “On The Radar” bands just months after their resurrection, VISTA was derived from the decade-long solo career of frontwoman Hope Vista. Rounded out with bold guitarist and vocalist Greg Almeida, the duo experiments with long-loved stadium influences to create and define a new sub-genre in the alternative scene: anthem rock. Since the start of 2017, the band has supported Against The Current at Irving Plaza, made major press waves (Alternative Press, Substream, idobi, etc.), sold out their first two headlining shows, and is in rotation on idobi. “Long Live” will serve as VISTA’s sophomore EP, following 2016’s “VERSUS.” Stream the lead single off “Long Live,” titled “Allegiance,” HERE.
2. Inside Anxious
4. Dominance 2.0
5. Long Live
6. Part III
7. Henchmen (bonus track)