Nail cover of Adele leads to EP
Friday, June 29, 2012
– David Nail's pre-show warm-up on Adele's Someone Like You
inspired the singer to create a video for the people asking how to experience his version.
On July 17, MCA Nashville will release "1979," a 3-song EP that includes the Adele cover, The Sound of a Million Dreams and Half Mile Hill,, a track from "The Sound of a Million Dreams."
Available for download at the iTunes store, this exclusive ep offers a more intimate view of the Nail's ability as a singer.
"It's hard to believe the life that Someone Like You has taken on," Nail said. "It's proof that people hunger for great songs - and they are open to different interpretations of songs they love. I started singing it because it's a great song to warm up with, and people who heard it liked it... and then, I guess, they told other people, who told other people.
"We never did it for anything more than to share with the folks who were asking... And then it's being played by (syndicated show host) Blair Garner, added at CMT and even talked about by a pop radio station in New York. With all that, and people continuing to ask, we met with the label and asked what they could do. '1979' was their response."
Named for the year Nail was born, the EP is both stripped down and more live than what people have come to expect from traditional studio recordings. "I think every singer hears songs that make you want to sing them," he said of Someone Like You. "I got to the Adele album late because I listen to so much sports talk radio... but the second I heard it, I was all about it. It was just one of those songs. And I love the idea that enough people want to hear it, that we're able to put this EP out on iTunes, so anyone who wants to share these songs with me can."
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