Sean Van Vleet has just released his first bit of music recording under the name Blame My Youth. The track, “Right Where You Belong,” was written and recorded exclusively for the just-released soundtrack to Bill And Ted Face The Music and appears in the film during the closing credits. Of the song Van Vleet notes, “‘Bill & Ted’ movies are a part of my childhood DNA. I wanted to write something unapologetically positive, anthemic and feel good for the credits. I was given a little bit of a lane to live in stylistically, and once I plugged in my own voice to the formula, the song kinda fell out immediately. Felt like the right warm-hearted soundtrack for a post universe rescue.”
As a former principal songwriter in Chicago indie-faves Empires, the last several years has seen Van Vleet expand into the world of songwriting and syncs, providing music for major artists and ads worldwide. As he was contemplating a move back to a project that would function more like a band, Van Vleet’s music made its way to Jonathan Leahy who was looking for music for Bill And Ted. Falling in love with his songwriting, Leahy confirmed him for the soundtrack and instead of turning in a track from his vault of songs, Sean embarked on something new and specific for the film, today’s “Right Where You Belong.” Dripping with pop sensibility, the track is nothing if not grand in scope and massive in execution – it’s the sort of song that creeps in, latches on and has you humming along by the time it comes to a close. It also serves as the perfect introduction to Blame My Youth.