Vertical Horizon Reveals Communication Breakdown Behind "We Are"

After releasing three indie albums and hitting the road with the likes of Better Than Ezra and the Allman Brothers Band, Boston's Vertical Horizon is stepping out on its own right with its just-released major-label debut, "Everything You Want."

The first single from the album is "We Are," a cut that's beginning to seize an "Outer Limits"-like control of the vertical and the horizontal at alternative/rock radio.

Singer Matt Scannell recently talked with the MTV Radio Network about the song, which he says is about how "people isolate themselves from each other."

"With the Internet and with radio and television," Scannell explained, "[the song shows] how you sort of fall in love with these images and these icons of people, and sort of distance yourself from those people who are really around you." [RealAudio]

Vertical Horizon is currently enjoying a brief respite from the road,

but on July 1 the group will head to Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario for the first date of Edgefest '99. When the Canadian summer festival wraps two weeks later, the band will swing through America's West Coast for shows in Portland and Seattle.