Vacationer Basks in the Present on New Single 'Being Here': Exclusive

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Philadelphia dream-pop group Vacationer have found solace in the now on their gorgeously lush track “Being Here,” available today (April 19) via Billboard.

The song follows last month's "Magnetism" as the second single to the band’s upcoming third album Mindset, which hosts a collection of songs written by frontman Ken Vasoli as a means to explore and enrich his mental well-being. On “Being Here,” we witness Vasoli at his most revelatory.

“‘Being Here’ has reminders for myself to be present and experience life as it unfolds,” Vasoli tells Billboard. “I try to keep a clear lens into what is happening right now and not dwell on the past or project the future. Whenever I keep that in mind it results in a better outlook.”

The production reflects the expansion of his perspective with dense, symphonic synths and a back beat that pushes the song to a brisk hustle. With verses that open with an inviting lightness and an endless array of dreamy instrumentation, “Being Here” succeeds by inducing a clear-eyed meditative state perfect for present-mindedness.

Mindset arrives June 22 via Downtown Records and was produced by Daniel Schlett (Ghostface Killah’s 36 Seasons). It is available for pre-order now here

Check out “Being Here” below.


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