By Aaron Wagner
Kyle Clark. Remember the name. If you’re a fan of Cole Swindell, then I think you’re going to really enjoy Kyle’s new project.
The 22-year-old Georgia native is a new country music artist who dropped his self-titled EP on Friday. With so many talented people in country music and in Nashville, sometimes it’s about meeting the right person.
Fortunately for Kyle, he caught the attention of songwriter and producer Jordan Schmidt who has written and produced some of the biggest songs in country music. He’s the guy behind songs like “What Ifs,” “You Make It Easy,” “Drunk Me” and “God’s Country.” Kyle Clark ended up signing a publishing deal with Sony/ATV and Jordan Schmidt.
The new EP released this weekend are some of Kyle’s favorite songs he’s ever written.
“Dirt Rich” is the opening track and sets the tempo for the rest of the EP with authentic lyrics about small town and simple life living. “We’re more bailing twine less velvet rope, more rolling in hay than rolling in dough, don’t got much but couldn’t ask for more” is one of my favorite lines on the entire album.
Kyle weaves in nostalgia first time feelings of that first buzz and first game-winning play into a mid-tempo song about catching feelings for the first time in “First Time Feels.” Then there’s a love ballad in “Like the World’s Gonna End” that has him declaring how much he loves his girl.
My favorite song on his project is “Sun Down to Sun Up.” He flips the popular blue-collar “sun up to sun down” phrase on its end and sings about all the fun they’re going to be having at night. This is a must add to your summer bonfire playlist.
Take a listen to his new EP!