Needless to say, it hasn’t been an ideal start to 2021; nothing nips ‘new year, new me’ aspirations in the bud quite like going into another lockdown. But here to remind us that things do get better – it’s the name of their song, after all – are The Vamps.
The group didn’t disappoint when they signed up for the 2020 Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar, and during the initial broadcast last month (December), they brought the Roundhouse down with a barnstorming performance of their single ‘Married in Vegas’.
However, Brad Simpson, James McVey, Tristan Evans and bassist Connor Ball didn’t stop there, they also performed ‘Better’ – another guitar-licked cut from their latest album, Cherry Blossom – available to watch now for the first time.
The boys recently graced the pages of the Attitude December issue and, among other matters, shared their thoughts on the subject of sexual fluidity.
“I do think everyone at some point in life – regardless of if they’d admit it or not – [is] attracted to different genders all the time. There are elements of things, it might not always be a sexual thing,” James said.
“I do see, you know, men often and I’m like, he’s really, really attractive, and I’m like drawn to them in a certain way, but it doesn’t necessarily mean I want to marry that person or sleep with that person.”
Brad agreed: “Everyone, like James says, has different urges and has different impulses, but no one should be feeling like, oh my god, I’ve got to dispel that, especially amongst men. It’s about going, OK, that’s just a natural part of being a human being… I think the rigidness is where the danger lies, of being like, you have to fall in a certain category.”