Premiered on last night’s Bob Harris show on BBC Radio 2, Pound Cake is a brand new seasonal offering from Six Shooter Country favourite Drake White.
It’s not often that a recipe takes top billing in a country song, but you know what they say….some people could sing the phonebook and make it sound as sweet as a nut. Take it from me, Drake certainly adds plenty of spice to this one – and I’m not talking about the ingredients.
Born out of the gift of a pound cake by Hannah Dasher, who was a guest on Drake’s Wednesday Night Therapy (the online series of gigs from Whitewood Hollow during the pandemic), the song has evolved into a fun-loving, soulful offering penned by Drake and Ben Chapman, and produced by Jonathan Singleton.
It sees the cosmic country singer spin a story about taking a quick break from doing some baking in the kitchen with a significant other. “Gimme some of that pound cake / So thick and sweet,” he sings. “Some of that pound cake / Bring a man to his knees / There ain’t much more that I can take / Gimme some of that pound cake.”
While not strictly a holiday song, “Pound Cake” is in the spirit of the season, calling to mind holiday baking and time with loved ones — White’s wife, Alex, even shared her own pound cake recipe with fans.
Alex is a chef, caterer and event coordinator who owns the catering company Milk and Honey Food Company and opened the event space Whitewood Hollow with White in Tennessee in 2020.
“People play and write songs for many different reasons,” White shares of “Pound Cake.” “We cooked this one up for a good time!”
The slow-rolling song is White’s latest release since his album THE OPTIMYSTIC, which arrived in March and was deemed “a magical piece of work” by Taste of Country and “a swampy, sweltering mix of country, soul, and Southern rock” by Nashville Lifestyles, who crowned White “a colourful speaker full of country wisdom.” White took the project on the road on his headling THE OPTIMYSTIC TOUR, which saw the singer perform sold-out concerts in the US before taking his show across the pond to the UK for multiple festival stops and individual dates. “Pound Cake” is giving fans a hint of the swampy Country sound they can further expect from White, who has big plans for new music in 2023.
Pound Cake is available to download from all the normal channels.