INTERVIEW: Forts Like Vana Discuss Their New Single, "Love You Right" and Summer Plans
Despite having just formed in January of this year, Nashville pop/rock group Forts Like Vana have been quickly gaining traction, and after listening to their infectious single, "Love You Right," there's no questioning why. With stunning vocals and a catchy as hell chorus, "Love You Right" is sure to become one of your summer anthems.
With their debut single out now, we caught up with Forts Like Vana to talk about their formation, their goals, "Love You Right" and plans for the rest of 2018. The band will be playing a few shows in the Midwest next month, but you can be sure that this won't be the last time you hear from them before the end of the summer. Read more below.
Interview by Dom Vigil
Can you tell us a little bit about Forts Like Vana for any readers who might not be familiar?
We’re an alternative pop/rock band out of Nashville, Tennessee and we love to be as random and crazy as our music sounds.
You guys are a fairly new project, having only formed this year! How did you guys meet and what inspired you to begin writing music together?
We all kind of grew up together. We came together in January 2018 and pretty much started playing shows and writing as much as possible.
What goals do you have in mind for Forts Like Vana, whether they’re short term or long term?
We don’t know what’s in store for us in the future but we know we are going to keep touring and playing and write as much music as we possibly can.
You guys kicked off this year with the release of your single, “Love You Right.” Can you tell us about the track? What inspired it?
Logan Linds, [vocals]: I came down to Nashville pretty much knowing I wanted to start a band and play music. The first couple months I was down here, I spent a lot of time exploring the city by just wandering around. I found myself going wherever the night took me most nights, and this is one of those stories.
What would you like listeners to take away from “Love You Right”?
The song’s about having a good time, so just have a good time with it!
With the EP out now, can fans expect any more new music soon?
They sure can! Come check us out at a show, we have some new tunes on their way into our set.
Do you have any shows or tour dates coming up? Anything in the works?
You can find us in the Midwest this July, and we’re gonna be announcing more very soon.
July 7: Fremont, NE @ The May Brother's Building
July 9: Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
July 10: Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
July 12: St. Louis, MO @ FuBar
What does the rest of 2018 look like for Forts Like Vana?
Plenty of live shows. Wherever you are, we’re coming to see the Fortress Family one way or another.
Thank you for taking the time to chat with us! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks for the interview! Give us a follow and hit us up. We love knowing what’s up with the fans and we wanna come to your favorite venues!