Fernando Viciconte, the Portland, Oregon troubadour has twenty years of local and national acclaim under his belt. His voice has caused countless zines (Billboard, Magnet, Paste, The Oregonian, No Depression, etc) and fellow musicians (Peter Buck, Don Dixon, Steve Wynn) to rave about the feeling it evokes when Fernando sings his songs of dark despair and faint hope.
Fernando Vicicnote will be releasing his 8th record on September 18, titled Leave The Radio On (Fluff and Gravy Records). The album, which features Peter Buck on 8 of the 11 tracks as well as Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5, The Baseball Project, Young Fresh Fellows) is a triumphant return for him after a long mis-diagnosed stomach condition, which affected his vocal chords, sidelined him for much of the past decade. After successful surgery and rehabilitation, Fernando is healthy and more energized than ever. This is a new chapter in Viciconte’s ever-evolving musical trajectory, a career marked by creative integrity and an almost painful honesty which attracts fans from high and low that still believe in the redemptive power of rock and roll.
Glide is excited to premiere one of the album’s standout tunes, “Burned Out Love”. To give us an inside look at the story behind the song, Fernando reflects, “I co-wrote this song with Daniel Eccles of Richmond Fontaine. This song deals with the regrets that one might feel once a relationship ends and you no longer share a romantic or spiritual connection with the one who has left your life. Dan wrote the lyrics to this song and they were inspired by the passing a close childhood friend. “
Give a listen to our exclusive premiere of Fernando’s “Burned Out Love”…