The release date for Vertical Horizon’s second RCA Records release, titled Go, has been pushed back until 2003. “The band is still recording,” the spokesperson says. “They are putting on the final touches.”
The album, which is the follow-up to the band’s hit 1999 RCA debut, Everything You Want, was last anticipated for release in late September or early October.
The effort will be the first by the group since it arrived in the spotlight with the million-selling Everything You Want. And with such newfound stature often comes the added pressure to deliver the right album. Vertical Horizon frontman Matt Scannell said that he recognizes the challenges of the situation. “It’s a balance for me. I’m aware of the expectations that people may place on us for our second major-label record. But, at the same time, I’m trying not to really think too much about it because the songs I believe would have been the same songs on this record, you know, the collection would remain the same even if there wasn’t this big spotlight on it. We’re just trying to be ourselves.”
Scannell adds, “On one hand, we’re so lucky to have had a hit in the first place, so anything that happens from now on in our career in some ways is icing on the cake. And then, on the other hand, I think we feel driven to succeed and to continue pursuing our career.”
Everything You Want spawned three singles, “Best I Ever Had,” “You’re A God,” and the title track, which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in July 2000.