Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky

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Vanilla Sky is a pop/punk band from Rome, Italy. With their energetic hooks and catchy melodies, they have toured all over Europe and Japan, sharing the stage with prominent bands like Yellowcard, +44, NOFX and many more. Now they're looking to reach audiences world-wide.

Biography

In February of 2002, four musicians from Rome, Italy began a project that would combine their individual experience with their appreciation for the development of pop/punk music. Inspired by the kings of the genre, Blink 182, Vinx, Brian, Luca, and Cisco headed into a Roman garage to begin the process of blending their musical talents as one band, Vanilla Sky. Together, they recorded an unassisted demo with a sound whose quality would soon speak for itself.

After much practice, Vanilla Sky took their music to the stages of Rome. They performed at venues all around the Eternal City with songs from their demo entitled, "Play It If You Can't Say It," which ended up being a hit among crowds. Their energetic sound quickly led to sold out copies in less than two months. As word of Vanilla Sky spread across Italy, more experienced bands in the pop/punk scene begant to take notice and invited the Roman quartet out on the road. This was a huge honor for the guys, as it gave them the opportunity to tour throughout their home country.

After several successful tours supporting other acts, this Rome based band was approached with their very first record deal from Whynona Records of Genoa, Italy. The Italian label gave Vanllia Sky the opportunity to record two splits: "Too Loud For You," and "The Rest Is History." The second split was so successful, it reached fans all the way in Japan via Ambience Records. The guys were certainly amazed to learn that people so far from Rome were becoming fans of their music.

With popularity exceeding all expectations, Vanilla Sky recorded their first full length album, "Waiting For Something," in 2004. After it's release, they were invited to play at many prestigious rock festivals throughout Europe; they shared the stage with prominent bands like Forty Winks, The Break, Yellowcard, Flogging Molly, The Ataris, NOFX, Good Charlotte, The Offspring, The Hives, My Chemical Romance, and many more.

Vanilla Sky's hard work and dedication to their music with their relentless touring in Europe and Japan have led to their success. After selling more than 25,000 copies of their debut album, and over 5,000 of their EP, they caught the attention of many European and International personalities in the music business-- specifically Mark Hoppus of Blink 182/+44.

After collaborating in the studio with Hoppus on a track called, "Nightmare," Vanilla Sky took time from touring and spent a year writing, arranging, and fine tuning songs from 2006 for their second full length release. Unfortunately most of the date was lost in the recording process and the guys were forced to re-record the album in a short time. Despite the setback, they quickly finished the record, and returned to the stages of Europe.

As media attention grew, Vanilla Sky received several offers from the biggest labels in the music business. They finally signed with Universal (Italy) who launched their new record, "Changes," on June 22, 2007. This 2007 release features a cover of Rihanna's "Umbrella," which has become a hit among European music outlets. The success of this album even landed the guys on the cover of Rock Sound magazine.

Since that time, the band has continued to tour throughout Europe and has even launched a YouTube vidwo podcast, Vanilla Sky TV, which takes a look at their life on the road and in the studio. In March, their single, "Break It Out" was added to the popular video game, Guitar Hero World Tour, joining the ranks among the leaders in today's music industry.

With their European Changes Tour complete, Vanilla Sky is now in the studio work on a third album, so expect to hear more from these guys in the coming months.

Lyrics

Break It Out

Written By: Daniele Autore

Please help this is my mayday
I'm out of reach I got lost on the way
I know what you say it's true
I'm going anywhere but here with you
I know that I can be wrong
I always listen to the same sad songs

Please give me the chance to live
Forgetting something I still don't believe
I tried yes I jumped around
I ended up falling on the ground
I know that I can die soon
So use a fork to stick me not a spoon

Just break it out
Just break it out today
I'm gonna pretend that you never went away
Just break it out
Just break it out today
I'm losing my mind

Just break it out
Just break it out today
I'm gonna pretend that you never went away
Just break it out
Just break it out today
Just losing my mind

Please help this my mayday
I'm out of reach I got lost on the way
I tried yes I jumped around
I ended up falling on the ground
I know that I can be wrong
I always listen to the same sad songs

Just break it out
Just break it out today
I'm gonna pretend that you never went away
Just break it out
Just break it out today
Just losing my mind

It's not the same
It's not goodbye
But everytime you walk around
I lose control and follow everywhere you go, everywhere you go
And I know that it may hurt so much
But I just can't take control of that
I start to walk and follow
Everywhere you go, everywhere you go
Everywhere you go, everywhere you go
Everywhere you go, everywhere you go
Everywhere you go I will follow you
Cause I've been wasting my time and my real love and I can't let go
Please don't turn your head, please don't turn your head
I don't want you to see what's I'm going to be
I'm fading away tonight

Just break it out
Just break it out today
I'm gonna pretend that you never went away
Just break it out
Just break it out today
Just losing my mind

Goodbye

Written By: Vanilla Sky

If would be like followin a trend
Calling you would make no sense
If you don't care about december
I tell you summer erases your name

Usual session to drink alone
Keep on smiling trying to be nice
I will shortly write what i think
And be honest for just one night

You've been deserveing for a long time

It's time to say goodbye
To all the things that made you cry
It's time to say goodbye
To all the things you kept inside
It's time to say goodbye
To all those kisses and perfect nights
It's time to say goodbye
To all the promises that made you right
It's time to said away

For every day I felt so bad
For every "NO" that made me sad
You shot me twice and left me helpless
Goodbye Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com
One for love and one for death

Don't hang up you can't right now
You know I've always been there for you
Don't wanna end this conversation
But being alone's never felt so good

You've been deserving for such a long time

It's time to say goodbye
To all the things that made you cry
It's time to say goodbye
To all the things you kept inside
It's time to say goodbye
To all those kisses and perfect nights
It's time to say goodbye
To all the promises that made you right

So prove I'm wrog so prove that I'm not alright
So tell me it's just me complicating
Holding on to a fanciful story

It's time to say goodbye
To all the things that made you cry
It's time to say goodbye
To all the things you kept inside
It's time to say goodbye
To all those kisses and perfect nights
It's time to say goodbye
To all the promises that made you right
It's time to sail alway
It's time to sail alway
It's time to sail alway
It's time to sail alway

Discography

Play It If You Can’t Say It (2002 demo)
Too Loud For You (2003 EP, Wynona Records)
The Rest Is History (2003 EP, Wynona Records)
Waiting For Something (2003 LP, Wynona Records)
Play It If You Can’t Say It (2004 EP re-released, Wynona Records)
Tour EP (2006)
Changes (2007 LP, Universal Music Italy)

Set List

30 - 45 minute set:

-Nightmare
-Your Words
-Cut Away
-Se Vuoi Andare (or Goodbye)
-Break It Out
-On & On
-Gotta Believe
-XMas Girl
-Distance

45 - 90 minute set

-Nightmare
-Your Words
-Cut Away
-Se Vuoi Andare (or Goodbye)
-Break It Out
-On & On
-A Thousand Miles
-XMas Girl
-Gotta Believe
-Letargo
-Distance
-Fake Season
-Broken Car
-Unfriend
-Umbrella
-The Ghost Track