What we’d like now’s good music. Fortunately, Nation star Easton Corbin’s ‘Didn’t Miss A Beat’ is right here and he tells HL EXCLUSIVELY why he felt now was the time to drop this new launch.
“Proper now greater than ever, it’s extremely vital to be part of one thing that persons are wanting ahead to,” Easton Corbin tells HollywoodLife. The Florida-born, Nashville based mostly nation music star simply put out his new challenge, Didn’t Miss A Beat. The six-track assortment – together with “Again To Me,” “Outdated Lovers Don’t Make Good Pals,” and the title monitor – arrived on the tail finish of a most uncommon 12 months. Whereas 2020 hasn’t been fully devoid of music, many information have been delayed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, whereas some extremely anticipated information – Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Adele – did not materialize. Easton realized that he’d do extra good by releasing Didn’t Miss A Beat now as a substitute of ready till he might capitalize on its launch with a nationwide tour.
“In every single place you flip, one thing damaging is occurring,” he tells HollywoodLife. “I wished to get inside my little bubble and create music particularly for the followers. I’m lucky to be in a spot the place I had sufficient music lined as much as not must dig too deep to search out some songs that I used to be able to share with the world.”
Easton didn’t simply share a brand new EP along with his followers. He additionally launched a music video for the title monitor. It’s not like most music movies shot within the COVID period, of musicians discovering inventive methods to movie a visible whereas adhering to correct CDC pointers safely. Many of those 2020 movies are solo pictures, low-key DIY guerilla-style pictures that seize an odd and bleak second in time. “Didn’t Miss A Beat” bucks the development. There’s a normal richness within the visible, from begin to end.
“It was good,” Easton tells HL about capturing the video. “We kinda simply did a ‘run-and-gun’ deal. It was really plenty of enjoyable. It was at a buddy of mine’s home — he has a farm out within the south of Nashville. We filmed some right here [Nashville] and filmed the remainder over there, a little bit winery in Nashville. It was plenty of enjoyable.” Easton, when describing the method, stated he and his crew “did it full-fledged” to inform the “complete storyline” they constructed for the video.
Easton’s followers heard the tune reside – sorta – when he returned to NBC’s At this time present initially of September. The pre-taped efficiency could be the solely time that a few of Easton’s followers bought to see him on stage, so he made it rely. “It was a fantastic alternative to be on the At this time present,” says Easton. “It’s loopy, while you often do stuff like that, you fly to New York. You’re up on the studio at 4 o’clock [AM] within the inexperienced room. With all of the COVID stuff, we really filmed it in Nashville at a rehearsal corridor, which is type of good since you type of take a time, and current it how your wish to current it.”
Nonetheless, even Easton admitted that one thing vital has been lacking with each reside music placed on maintain. He stated that the response to “Didn’t Miss A Beat” was good, however “the way in which I gauge is my present, and the way my individuals react to it [live].” He provides that whereas the response to the tune has been nice, he “missed that chance to see it reside on the market and see it develop.”
Sadly, Didn’t Miss A Beat doesn’t embrace Easton’s collaboration with EDM star Misplaced Frequencies. At first, nation x EDM shouldn’t work, however one way or the other, “One Extra Evening” proves to be fairly a low-key banger. Easton didn’t rule out including “One Extra Evening” to the playlist when he excursions once more. “There’ll in all probability be one thing like that, for positive,” he says. “I feel it’s about having enjoyable with it. As a result of, I’m a rustic man, man. And that’s not my regular deal, however let the monitor play, and I’ll sing a couple of traces of it.”
Easton stated the collaboration took place after his metal guitar participant/bandleader heard his 2012 tune, “Are You With Me,” on a techno station. “I used to be like, ‘what? My model?’ And he stated, ‘yeah, your model.’ What occurred was this man, Misplaced Frequencies, actually preferred it and [did a remix] of it. And he all the time wished to work me,” stated Easton. The author for “Are You With Me” had one other prepared, and that monitor turned out to be “One Extra Evening.” Easton stated it was “actually cool” to do this new sound. “Me doing my factor, and [Lost Frequencies] placing his touches on it. It’s actually cool.” As a complete, the expertise was enjoyable, and Easton has left the door open for future collaborations.
2020 additionally marked the tenth anniversary of Easton’s self-titled debut album (which arrived a 12 months after his debut EP, A Little Extra Nation Than That.) Whereas the pandemic scuttled any in-person celebrations, Easton and his band held a digital present
“That [album] modified my life. It made it doable for me to reside this dream, to do what I really like for a residing. And I’m all the time grateful for it. That tune [“A Little More Country Than That”] to today, it’s an image of who I’m and the place I come from. I’ll all the time be [that person], and I feel it resonates with individuals on the market, as a result of there’s much more of those self same individuals on the market than you notice.”
These individuals will likely be first in line to see Easton carry out Didn’t Miss A Beat as soon as the world begins again up once more. And Easton will likely be comfortable to convey a smile, and one thing to stay up for, to each considered one of them.
Easton Corbin’s Didn’t Miss A Beat is out now. This interview has been edited for readability.