Some of the best songs are written about heartbreak, and Vincent Eco‘s I Know You Do is one of them. “I will love you if you don’t. I will hold you in my arms if you let go,” the chorus goes. Your hugot heart sighs in agreement. It certainly tugs at the heartstrings–maybe event the tear ducts.
“It’s about this guy who’s trying hard to love a girl who does not love him anymore,” Vincent explains, saying it was inspired by personal experience. It’s a beautiful depiction of saving a relationship that’s clearly on it’s last leg, and highlights Vincent’s talent as a songwriter. The words are simple, but the sentiment is real. It’s made us all the more excited about the 12-track album that’s currently in production with 22 Tango Records.
22 Tango’s CEO Cattski Espina is producing the album, and picked I Know You Do as the debut single because of it’s coming-of-age feel. “It’s not every day you come across a guy like Eco,” explains Cattski. “His writing style is not exactly Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen level, since he’s still in his early 20’s, but for some reason he resonates a lot of that classic folk characteristic.”
This Folk Americana sensibility is something that Cattski wanted to retain in the song, and in the rest of the album. “We stayed loyal to the song and Vincent Eco’s unique sound,” she continues. “We just played around with some embellishments–some strings and effects. Nothing crazy.” For this, she worked with bassist Clarence Mongado, and sound engineers Jad Bantug and Anjelo Calinawan.
Vincent Eco’s I Know You Do will be launched in an intimate music session at A SPACE Cebu on March 17. This will be part of _Acoustic, the venue’s regular music events series. Other artists performing are Mary Anchit, Lourdes Maglinte and Honeydrop. Door fee is P150, with the first 25 guests getting a free bottle of The Cebruery craft beer.