Jason Vigil

Jason Vigil

 Denver, Colorado, USA
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Denver based Jason Vigil writes music and performs it with heartfelt emotion, bringing his stories to life with powerful melodies, huge hooks and soaring vocals. The energy Vigil puts in comes back out tenfold. He puts himself on the same map as pop/rock heavyweights such as Rob Thomas & Lifehouse

Biography

Sometimes the maturation process of a musical artist happens before our very eyes, and in the case of Denver based Jason Vigil, the act of writing, recording and performing over the last few years has helped that process along. Vigil released his debut, Heart Gone Sober (2006) to a sold out Walnut Room in Denver, and he�s now back with Sometimes Always, an EP that fully displays his maturity as a singer, songwriter and performer.

Vigil admits that this album is more �upbeat� and �happy� than the material on Heart Gone Sober. �My style has become I believe more polished and I think that the music I'm writing now makes more sense musically and lyrically than before,� he says.

Vigil is also drawing from more influences that ever before. �I've been working on becoming a more well-rounded writer as well as musician,� he admits. �Not just staying in one genre per se, but being able to draw from several styles depending on what the song I'm writing dictates.�

But as with any talented artist, performing often has helped Vigil to hone his skills, and you can hear the confidence in his edgy, powerful vocals on Sometimes Always. Much of that was the result of working with producer Duane Lundy (Scourge of the Sea, Neva Jeffrey, Vandaveer, The Parlour Boys).

�It was great working with Duane,� says Vigil. �He takes a very organic approach to recording, which was refreshing. He gave the songs a distinct sound and made them stand out more individually. I also liked how he was hands-on with the structure of the songs, which gave them direction.�

But it�s not like Vigil came completely out of nowhere. He was nominated by Westword Magazine for best singer/songwriter in the Denver area and has established himself as one of the city�s top talents through radio play and constant high profile local and regional shows. In addition to that rigorous performing schedule, Vigil also toured the Midwest, Southeast and west coast in 2008. That is something he intends to do more of in support of the new release.

�I would like to be on the road more consistently,� he says. �I want this release to launch awareness of my music to a higher level nationally.� One listen to Jason Vigil�s emotive voice delivering powerful and interesting tracks on Sometimes Always, and you�ll know that he should be able to garner that awareness with a slam dunk.

For more information please visit www.jasonvigil.com and
www.myspace.com/jasonvigil

Lyrics

You I'm Thinking

Written By: Jason Vigil

I’m here and you where, in my head again, in my head again and it’s you I’m thinking
You, you see right through me and now mostly, yeah, it’s you I’m thinking

I’m here finally again, and I know finally again with you, if it’s you I’m happy

Tonight why don’t you get closer to me
We’ll speak a bit softer, I’ll tell you everything, I’ll tell you everything
Grab the bottle hold on tight to me
We’ll be tonight, everything, we’ll be everything, just you and me
You and me, you and me

Right now the sky is blue, the air is warm, I smile and it’s you I’m feeling
Try, tried you again, it’s the best it’s been, it’s the best it’s been
And it’s you I’m needing.

Tonight why don’t you get closer to me
We’ll speak a bit softer, I’ll tell you everything, I’ll tell you everything, oh
Grab the bottle hold on tight to me
We’ll be tonight, everything, we’ll be everything, just you and me

And I say, tonight just get closer, we’ll speak much softer
Everything, we’ll say everything, oh love me now
Grab the bottle hold on tight to me, we’ll be tonight
Everything, we’ll be everything, just you and me

Need Your Space

Written By: Jason Vigil

Looking into me a different side you see and you don't mind it, you seem to like it
The crazy things I say, you turn a smile my way, and I don't mind it, in fact I like it
In fact I like it, you
Looking into you and everything you do, oh I like it, do you mind it
The way you look, your eyes, caught me by surprise, and I can't hide it, don't try to fight it
No need to fight it, no
And I've been chasing and you've been racing around to find our place
Stop time from wasting and get to facing the fact that you now know, I need your space
Need your space
When you look at me I wonder what you see, does it make you happy?
Stunned by a glance, let's give us a chance 'cause you make me happy
And I've been chasing and you've been racing around to find our place
Stop time from wasting and get to facing the fact that you now know, I need your space
Need your space, need your space, oh love, oh love
I've been chasing and you've been racing around to find our place
Stop time from wasting and get to facing the fact that you now know, I need your space
Need your space, need your space, need your space
I've been chasing and you've been racing around to find our place
Stop time from wasting and get to facing the fact that you now know, I need your space

Before You Disappear

Written By: Jason Vigil

I want to be close to you, close to you, right now.
I can’t explain to you, I’m needing you somehow.
I don’t understand how I’m not really yours.
It’s just hard for me, you keep walking through my door.

I swear I’m trying, trying to let go.
It’s not me shaking, just mistaken control…. I know

It’s hard to keep thinking, that everything’s okay.
You say I can’t call, he’ll find out where you stay.
Your blonde hair’s not my type, the more I find the less I seem to care.
It burns my mind, how your face glows in the T.V. glare.

I swear I’m trying, trying to let go.
It’s not me shaking, just mistaken control.
But I will keep fighting, as long as you are here,
To keep you by my side, before you disappear, don’t disappear.

And it all goes down tonight, there’s nothing wrong or right.
This is nothing you can plan, so it’s hard to understand,
Why I’m uncomfortably, so comfortable with you!

I swear I’m trying, trying to let go.
It’s not me shaking, just mistaken control.
But I will keep fighting, as long as you are here,
To keep you by my side, before you disappear.
I swear, I’ll keep fighting as long as you are here,
To keep you by my side before you disappear, don’t disappear,
Don’t you disappear.

Because Of You

Written By: Jason Vigil

You said to me, could you be someone different for me
And I couldn’t try to be what you needed, for the life of me, the life of me
But still, still I tried to be what you needed, but that’s not me

And now I’m left just wishing you were here
Alone with me feeling unclear on how to live my life without you

And you wanted me to see, how much you took on
How much you had moved from me
And I wanted you to know how many tears have dried
How many times I’ve lied I’m fine, I’m fine

And now I’m left just wishing you were here
Alone with me feeling unclear on how to live my life without you
And how have I been just keeping myself alive enough
Just to keep breathing on, keep moving on

Because of you I’ve seen more than I want to see, become more than I want to be
I am worn so thin
Because of you, I’ve lived the worst place I could live
Felt the darkest of my sin, and now you’re back wanting to re-begin

Because of you….
You said to me, could you be, someone different for me

And now I’m left just wishing you were here
Alone with me feeling unclear on how to live my life without you
And how have I been just keeping myself alive enough
Just to keep breathing on, keep moving on
Keep moving on, keep moving on, keep moving on from you

Sometimes Always

Written By: Jason Vigil

You are a smile, to me, to me
You are completely, my need, my need
You feel so softly, on me, on me
Now sleeping gently, by me, by me
Now you’re right here dreaming, your heartbeat I can hear
How I just want you, I want you near!

You just called to tell me that you were thinking on me
And last night, it meant a lot, to you
‘Cause sometimes, sometimes always, missing on you
Sometimes, sometimes always, wanting on you

You’re not that different, from me, from me
You feel the same, about me, ‘bout me
Don’t know why you’re waiting, to just let me in
I feel it breaking, the safe you keep your heart in
The safe you keep your heart in

You just called to tell me that you were thinking on me
And last night, it meant a lot, to you
‘Cause sometimes, sometimes always, missing on you
Sometimes, sometimes always, wanting on you

Don’t rush me, that’s what you said, but now, I’m losing my head
How about now, that we’ve been, skin to skin
Let’s do it again, let’s do it again.

You just called to tell me that you were thinking on me
And last night, it meant a lot, yeah to you
‘Cause sometimes, sometimes always, missing on you
Sometimes, sometimes always, wanting on you
Sometimes, sometimes always, missing on you
Sometimes, sometimes always, wanting on you

You are a smile to me, to me.

Breaking Over You

Written By: Jason Vigil

I’ve been so open while you you’ve been coping
And I’ve been waiting through this
You keep pulling myself through
Craziness with you but I am here oh I am here

It’s not right being torn in two
“Cause I’ve been breaking over you

Why, why are we here the place between the tears
We can get past this
I, I am not the same you swear that you’ve changed
That it’s not like yesterday

It’s not right being torn in two
‘Cause I’ve been breaking over you
Now since I have been torn in two
I’ve been breaking over you

I’m breaking breaking breaking down
When you take me take me take me down
Now I’ve broken broken broken down again
Yes you take me take me take me down
While I’m breaking breaking breaking down
Now I’m broken broken broken down again
Oh

But it’s not right being torn in two
‘Cause I’ve been breaking over you

I’m breaking breaking breaking down
When you take me take me take me down
Now I’ve broken broken broken down again
Yes you take me, take me take me down
While I’m breaking breaking, breaking down
Now I’m broken broken broken down again

It’s not right being torn in two
‘Cause I’ve been breaking over you

Color Blue

Written By: Jason Vigil

Taking time to understand these feelings realizing that they’re you
Taking time to make the world worth living making time to follow through

When can I have a chance to try it on romance
Everything we make from destiny we take
If you will always be in every part of me
I swear I’ll make it through all the days with you

You see the stars upon I make my wishes surrounding them the color blue
With the moon shining through my window can only help but think of you
I think of you

When can I have a chance to try it on romance
Everything we make from destiny we take
If you will always be in every part of me
I swear I’ll make it through all the days with you
With you

All I am all I know take me in and take me slow

All I’ve kept in let pass us by not saying words right by your side
Every time I take a look I couldn’t get a better view
Opening wide my eyes staring right back at you

When can I have a chance to try it on romance
Everything we make from destiny we take
If you will always be in every part of me
I swear I’ll make it through all the days with you
You, you, with you
Color blue

Discography

Sometimes Always -EP (2008)

1. Breaking Over You
2. Sometimes Always
3. Because Of You
4. Hard To Be Away
5. Before You Disappear
6. A Beautiful Mess
7. Color Blue

Heart Gone Sober -LP (2006)
1. You I'm Thinking
2. Heart Gone Sober
3. Need Your Space
4. So Tell Me
5. Sweet Goodbye
6. Hurts To Be Without
7. Sad Month
8. Safety's Gone
9. Looking in the Sun
10. Come To Me

Set List

Jason is versatile and capable of playing either solo/acoustic, acoustic/percussion duets, amplified trios, four-piece or a full five piece band set up.

Jason's Songs

1. You I'm Thinking
2. Heart Gone Sober
3. Need Your Space
4. So Tell Me
5. Sweet Goodbye
6. Hurts To Be Without
7. Sad Month
8. Safety's Gone
9. Looking in the Sun
10. Come To Me
11. Plead
12. Everything
13. Now Within
14. Impossible
15. Color Blue
16. Because of You
17. Sometimes Always
18. Before You Disappear
19. A Beautiful Mess
20. Hard To Be Away
21. Breaking Over You
22. Every Yesterday
23. Dry

Jason also can also has a repertoire of select covers he can play depending on the setting.

Something's Missing - John Mayer
Come Back Home - Pete Yorn
Metal and Steel - Bob Schneider
Long Day - Matchbox 20
Last Beautiful Girl - Matchbox 20
Building a Mystery - Sarah Mclauchlin
High and Dry - Radio Head
Say It Ain�t So - Weezer
We Are All On Drugs - Weezer
Good Life-Wee