Now that Devin Dawson has some downtime after releasing his debut album, Dark Horse, he went back to where it all happened. He went back to where he wrote each song and met up with each co-writer to talk about how each song came about. Devin started out with his hit, ‘All On Me’, so we will, too.
“It’s weird to think about who said what or who had what melody or who wrote what chords and those are the best songs,” said Dawson when talking about his debut single.
This album is full of songs that are honest and heartfelt and you can hear the emotion in every line. “After the first chorus, I just started crying,” says Dawson. “That’s the point of this whole thing. To bring people into this room, to get them to feel what we felt when we wrote it, to get people to understand the culture of Nashville and songwriting and get all of our personalities.”
‘Secondhand Hurt’ shares a unique perspective of a heartbreak. “Being the breaker just feels just as bad,” he admits. This is the 7th song on the album. When listening to the album beginning to end, it flows so smoothly and, song to song, it’s like Dawson is telling you his life story.
“It was weird. Nobody talked about, like, what’s the album was going to be called. That was just the answer. It became the album, it became the energy and then just this image, if you will, of my first ever album,” Dawson says about the final track on his album, Dark Horse.
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