West London’s Jack Mercer makes music under the moniker of VC Pines. The UK artist, songwriter and producer’s style exists at the point where R&B, soul and pop intersect. He says he grew up on a mix of Motown and post-punk, those being the genres his father listened.
Pines’ latest effort is the single “Smoke Without Fire”. This song exemplifies his alternative leaning sound. About it, the musician say, “‘Smoke Without Fire’ is about hearing various rumours and not knowing whether or not to believe them, but being sure that rumours wouldn’t have started without some kind of spark – ‘No smoke without fire’. This song was written at the height of the first lockdown which made things more frustrating being locked down and not being able to tackle rumours and problems rising up around me…”
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