Hailing from Guelph, Ontario, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Rich Gregor releases an emotional yet lively single entitled "Dial Tone."
The exciting recording artist is constantly working on his craft in his home studio; he's been chasing melodies for years now while attempting to find a sound that's uniquely his. For fans of Bleachers, Arcade Fire, David Bowie, and Elvis Costello, we're sure you can take something away from Rich Gregor's timeless tunes.
Now releasing his melodic, energetic, and relatable single, "Dial Tone," listers can hear Rich Gregor dive into rather reflective lyrical concepts that showcase immense vulnerability and passion. What makes this song all the more memorable is Rich Gregor's emotive and energetic vocal portrayal; he makes it incredibly easy to kick back and enjoy the atmosphere he has to offer.
Diving into "Dial Tone," the track kicks off with warm mid-tempo drum breaks, a bright piano melody, tender acoustic guitar strums, and Rich Gregor's captivating vocals. As he begins to expand on his appreciation and devotion for someone who makes his world go round, Rich Gregor brightens the atmosphere on the hook with his exciting rhythm guitar riffs and his passionate vocal portrayal.
This song is incredibly easy to listen to; there's something about Rich Gregor's beaming vocal stylings and his catchy melodies that mend our hearts and help bring clarity into our days. As he continues singing with the utmost emotion and vibrance, Gregor grooves his way to the outro while striving to keep someone by his side until the end of time.
Get your dose of lyrical passion with Rich Gregor's latest single, "Dial Tone," now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Rich Gregor. We're truly impressed with your captivating performance in your recent single, "Dial Tone." What message did you want to get across with this single? What inspired your lyricism?
When writing the lyrics for Dial Tone, I originally had the words for the chorus before anything else. The idea is that sometimes you know you have to have that long-drawn-out conversation on the phone, even if you don't want to. And sometimes, over the phone, it's extremely difficult to convey the right feeling or say the right words. Especially when it's someone you care about a lot. It's hard to say the right thing sometimes, and if you don't, you'll be left listening to nothing but a dial tone.
Did you work entirely solo when creating the lyrics and instrumentals for "Dial Tone?" What was your creative process like behind the scenes?
Yes, for the original demo, I worked on this song entirely myself, until it came time to track the album. I had the idea for a big 60's inspired chorus - lots of harmonies and reverb.
The main parts of the song are drums, bass, and acoustic guitar.
How does "Dial Tone" contrast your previous releases? What makes this song different from the rest of your discography?
It was the first time I tried to create a song that sounded like it was created in a different decade - in this case, the 1960's. I wanted that early vintage analog sound with fairly simple instrumentation. It's different from previous songs in that I tried to keep it as simple as possible so that the melodies and vocals stand out that much more. It's a song that I knew I could play from start to finish on acoustic guitar. Usually, that's a good way to know if you're on the right track when composing music.
How do songs like "Dial Tone" represent you and your artistic brand? How does this tune help us get to know you and your music better?
It is a very accurate representation of what I like to create musically. I play everything on my solo records. It's part of the challenge, and in doing so it always leads to new ideas.
I'm a sucker for a catchy chorus and that's usually where the writing for most of my songs starts. I try to create honest little songs that get stuck in your head and keep the listener coming back.
What can listeners look forward to hearing from you next?
I just released my new ep "Decades'. It featured 4 songs that I wrote, each inspired by a different decade musically - 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. I also included my cover of John Lennon's "Isolation". Which was on his first post-Beatles album with Plastic Ono Band.