Here are some of the top new releases for the week of 26-08-2019.
All of this week’s new tracks are also on our New Release Round-up playlist on Spotify, along with every other song we’ve included in this feature during the year so far. The playlist is at the bottom of the page – if you’re a Spotify user, give it a follow!
Ashley McBryde – One Night Standards
Ashley’s new song, as you might guess from the title, is about a no-string hook-up – “I don’t want a number you ain’t gonna answer / Let’s just stick to the one night standards” – and it’s a co-write with Shane McAnally, and Nicolette Hayford who also co-wrote A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega. This track shares some of that Dahlonega vibe, and producer Jay Joyce keeps McBryde’s signature sound for a winning combination.
Aubrie Sellers ft Steve Earle – My Love Will Not Change
A dirty, grungy, distorted, foot-stomper that has Seller’s voice cutting through while Earle brings on his “angry man”. It even sounds a little bit like something Aubrie’s mother, Lee Ann Womack, might record – and we mean that in a good way.
Parker McCollum – Pretty Heart
Parker McCollum has emerged from the Texas country scene over the last few years. Putting in the hard yards on the road and a notable songwriting ability brought him a major label deal in 2018. We’d expect this new song, reflecting on a break-up, to continue his upward trajectory. News of a new album to follow would be most welcome.
Jason Hawk Harris – Confused
The Houston, Texas native now based in Los Angeles released his first album with Bloodshot Records this month, Love & The Dark, and it’s very good. This lively track from the album is about the kind of confusing advice young people sometimes get from older, married folks, and has a little bit of rockabilly and boogie-woogie piano to it. Very catchy.
Kalsey Kulyk – Damn You Love
Canadian country artist Kalsey Kulyk has had quite a journey to this point, but right now things are on fire for her. Her eponymous debut album has just been released, and this track from the album is a co-write with Liz Rose (think LBT’s “Girl Crush”, TayTay’s “You Belong With Me” and Carrie’s “Cry Pretty”).
Tim McGraw – Drive
This is the classic ballad originally recorded by the Cars – fans of a certain vintage will never forget how the song was used during the original Live Aid event in 1985. It’s such an iconic song, which makes it a risky decision to cover. We’re really not sure what the thinking was here, as there’s really very little new or different going on – they’ve event kept the 80’s synths and multi-layered vocals.
Here’s our New Release Round-up 2019 playlist – enjoy!