Interview with Hope Vista of VISTA

Cover Photo by: Holly Turner

1. For those who don’t know you, can you state your name and your role in VISTA?
My name is Hope Vista, I’m the lead vocalist, songwriter, and lyricist of VISTA! I also play guitar live occasionally and do the band’s press!

2. How would you describe your music in three words?
Anthemic. Energetic. Innovative.

3. You released your EP Versus back in May, what type of response have you gotten since then about the EP?
It’s been pretty cool! From that, we got a small feature in Rock Sound and that’s been one of the most rewarding outcomes so far. I really liked reading through all of the feedback and seeing where we can improve the most. It’s all about growth.

4. Since the release of Versus, what has VISTA been up to?
We’ve had a few setbacks since that release. Unfortunately, we lost the other two original members of the band, and there’s been an extensive search for new permanent members since that loss. It’s kind of going to be like coming back as a new band again, but we have a pre-existing starting point. That’s been the main focus the past few months!

5. What sort of plans do you have for this fall? What should fans be on the lookout for?
We just revealed who our two new members are! We’ve been practicing lately and working to get into a new rhythm as a trio, and it’s just been such a great relief to finally see things starting to settle in again. Now that we’ve announced our new members, we’ll be announcing some more shows that start in October. We’ll also be working on some new music, hopefully to get another single or two out before year is over. I think it’s super important to see how the three of us work in the studio, not just in a practice space. Even though VISTA released an EP just a few months back, that work wasn’t created with these new members. So the rest of this year is going to be based around them and seeing what creative ideas they can bring to the new 2.0 version of VISTA.

6. Thank you for doing this interview! Before we go, is there anything that you would like to say to the people reading this?
Thank you for having me! Hope you enjoy VISTA xx

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