Vagabond by Nick Mintenko: Review
Nick Mintenko’s “Vagabond” is a throwback to a more carefree era. As an artist and musician, he has earned high esteem in Victoria. As a multi-versed artist, “Vagabond,” is more proof that he is not afraid of taking risks with ambitious concepts. This song is a triumphant ode to one’s individuality, as realized via the catharsis of daydreaming and the emergence of unyielding will.
“Vagabond” is a chilled-out, minimal funk, and blues-infused track. Everything about this song is just amazingly pleasant. This is evident from the peaceful guitar arrangement, played by muted notes, light strumming, and overall a remarkable piece. The bass in the background does a take where individual notes are played in one go, and then separate notes in a pausing mechanic. It adds a nice transition feel because some portions will have a bass effect highlighting that, and where fewer bass parts are involved the other instruments are more in focus. There are parts where the organ plays, and I truly value each moment it does. This is because it adds these subtle flavor bits to the track which make it sound. The drum arrangement is fantastic too! Now, about Nick’s voice, God damn that’s one smooth fella! He speaks and sings in such a polished and sleek manner that you don’t ever want him to stop singing.
Finally, get a hold of these poetic lyrics – “I want to dip my feet down in sandy San Diego
Sip a drink, learn how to let it go
Get some sun right here”
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Photo credits: Arely Yorio
Review by: Damien Reid