Noted pop-rocker Kyle Vincent is back with his latest album, Whatever It Takes. Vincent, who’s toured over the years with the likes of Bryan Adams, Rick Springfield, and Barry Manilow, made his bones in the 1980’s on the Sunset Strip, fronting Candy with future Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. Whatever It Takes features the two standouts, “Wake Me Up When The World’s Worth Waking Up For (2021)” and “A Gilbert O’Sullivan Song.”
Apart from his fans Stateside, Vincent — who was dubbed “The Crown Prince Of Soft Pop” by Goldmine — continues to enjoy a major fan base in Europe, Japan, and The Philippines.
Whatever It Takes has been given a second lease on life, and is now available in expanded form, after being released just as the realities of the pandemic hit home: “The original Whatever It Takes album is all new — all new songs that I wrote. It was scheduled to be released March 20th, 2020. And I had a 20-country tour planned (laughs) — it was all based on ’20.’ So, we had it all set, and of course, all hell broke loose right around then. My main champion at Hollywood (Records) was now at Universal, and she’s the one that made this happen. And so, when the album was released on that day and everyone was. . . (had) gone home, she called me later in the year and said, ‘We need to re-launch (the album), can you give me a couple of bonus tracks?'”