We spoke with emerging artist Frank Pascarella, who is known as Vertigo Child. He has been singing since he was five years old and when asked what inspired him to go into performing, he cited the movie Lilo & Stitch—specifically the scene where Elvis [Presley] is mentioned. Since being exposed to Elvis’ music Vertigo Child started listening to his music even more and realized that he wanted to pursue music as something more than a passion.
WCBG asked Vertigo Child what musicians inspire him to be a better musician. He told us that Jonny Craig (who is featured on his debut single) and Tyler Carter both push him to explore the R & B and pop aspects of his singing. When speaking of his debut single, “If You Feel Lonely,” he told WCBG of the story that inspired the song. “While at work one day I needed some things to keep me busy. My band had called it a day back in May and I wanted to start a social project to remain creative. I had been reaching out to producers and I spoke with this guy, Mike the Mix who is based in LA—he sent me the beats for the track.” The song is a conversation between two people in an AB style. The chorus is in my point of view while the verses are in another persons’ view. “I love focusing on writing vocal melodies and lyrics at the same time.” When asked about his process, normally he is inspired by different beats and he writes about experiences he has had. For “If You Feel Lonely,” the song was written in about 15 minutes.
When asked about his moniker, Vertigo Child told us that his name came about when he was travelling to St. Louis for work. A good friend of his has a song called “Vertigo Child” and he instantly asked her if he could use the name of the song as his moniker. She informed him that it was fitting and was honored to have her song inspire him to use it as his name.
Vertigo Child’s unique sound and pleasant lyrics create a standout track from an artist we hope breaks through the noise. Go listen to his debut single and follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!