Nail announces new project
Friday, June 29, 2018
– David Nail announced a new project today - David Nail and The Well Ravens.
With an EP coming this fall, the project will be Nail's first independent release following the break-up with his longtime major label, MCA Records. The band incorporates atmospheric rock guitars, lush keyboards, drum loops and rule-breaking arrangements. "Heavy" is the lead single fropm the EP.
The seven-track utilizes country storytelling, indie rock instrumentation, pop hooks and the southern twang of Nail's voice. The group includes two longtime partners; multi-instrumentalist Andrew Petroff and producer Jason Hall.
In his country life, Nail has enjoyed hits with "Whatever She's Got" and "Let It Rain."
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A singer's believability is essential to the success of any album, and David Nail has a way of persuading us that every word he sings on his "Fighter" comes straight from the heart. And it doesn't hurt that the songwriting contained within is topnotch throughout.
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David Nail is a rare mainstream country artist who actually stands out from the rest of Music Row's regulars. Instead of leaning towards one of the two dominant styles of Nashville country, pop or rock, Nail blends country with soul and R&B.
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