NYC's VHS Collection drop "Space Between Us" taken from the upcoming LP Night Drive.
Night Drive, the trio's upcoming album, captures the spirit of that titular activity: its liminality, its kinetic excitement, its intoxicating potential and power, its hope and mystery. "Space Between Us," the latest single to be shared from the LP, is about longing for true connection. It’s about the desire to put aside the trivial things in life and be at peace with the one you love.
With a slice of U2-style guitars and pop-goes-new wave groove, VHS Collection evoke the vibes of a classic love song.
The three friends at the heart of VHS Collection – James Bohannon, Conor Cook, and Nils Vanderlip (multi-instrumentalist and producer) – grew up together in New York City and formed the band in 2015 as a side project while working other jobs, merging modern and nostalgic aesthetics to create their now-signature heart-pumping, arena-ready synth rock and alt-pop.
Going it alone as an independent trio meant more work, but it paid off: certified hits “Waiting For The Summer” and “So I Met Someone” off their 2016 record Stereo Hype racked up millions of listens and earned the band spots at festivals including Governor’s Ball, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits.
To create Night Drive, the band partnered with PIAS [America], Tiger Tone Records, and producer Tony Hoffer (M83, Beck), working in-person in Los Angeles through the turbulence of the pandemic. The process included 14-day quarantines, testing, and fully-masked sessions, but it was imperative to avoid the alternative: working remotely erased the cohesiveness and energy of the in-studio work that colors the record.
Those characteristics gave way to the darkened, atmospheric gravity of Night Drive, rippling and pulsing with MS20 and JUNO60 synths.