David Fanning
It’s been a few years since we talked about David Fanning.  The last time was when he released his debut single to country radio, back in April 2014 [story here]. Today, we received an e-mail about David’s EP, “First”.  Along with a video for the title track.  When we get something in our e-mail that we listen to more than once, something makes us smile and nod in agreement, something that is really nice to listen to… we want to share it with all of you. That’s how we felt about the single, “First”.

Before we went over to Spotify, we read the information in the e-mail.  David has got some very impressive credentials.  We thought you all would want to know this about him, too: “David Fanning is a triple-threat talent with credits as a producer, songwriter, and performing artist. As a producer he has worked with Thompson Square and Parmalee with three #1 records to his credit. He’s also written songs for a wide array of artists including: Tyler Farr, Dylan Scott, Parmalee, Thompson Square, Bonnie Tyler, Scotty McCreery, Tracy Lawrence, and Lindsay Ell. He has recently made his way into becoming a performing artist in his own right, releasing his debut EP on MV2 Entertainment this past September. The single, “First” was added to Spotify’s “New Boots” playlist, where it has already accumulated over 414,000 streams! The music video for the new single has just been released as well, and I wanted to make sure you had it. You won’t want to miss out on this incredibly talented rising star!”

First(Available on iTunes)
1. First
2. Break Us
3. Complicated
4. Breathtaker
5. Where Are You Now

Along with some of the industry’s best writers, David co-wrote every song on this EP.  Cary Barlowe and Radney Foster worked with him on “First”.  He hooked up with Ben Stennis on “Breathtaker” and “Break Us”. Curt Gibes and Matt Alderman completed the writing team for “Complicated”, and Terry McBride was the other half of David’s writing team for “Where Are You Now”.

“First” is one of those ‘memory’ songs.  Every question he asks is going to make the listener think – ‘what was my first…..’  ‘First record? Car? Front Row Concert? First Kiss? Heartbreak?’ Now it’s time for David to be someone’s first – first to go where you’ve never been, see a mountain top, shooting stars.  He wants to ‘do what you’ve never done  He’s not talking about a fun date – he’s talking about a fun life.  One of those lasting relationships that doesn’t seem to be the norm these days.  It’s a good song.  It fits right in with ‘today’s country’. It will quickly remind you of the Sam  Hunt, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne sound.

The second one is an ‘uptempo’ song.  It’s called “Break Us”. Again, David seems to be talking to a girl in this one – asking her questions – ‘do you ever want to….’  And listen to the vocal range he’s got going on here!  Some great high notes. Another good song – another one we think is ready for today’s radio.

“Complicated” is my favorite on the EP.  It’s called “Complicated” – but the whole point of the song is ‘it ain’t complicated’.  And David seems to hope SHE get’s that, to.  “You and me sitting right here right now on the edge of your drive… a whole bunch about to come off my lips is on your mind, it is what it is, you get what you give,here’s my heart don’t break it, you don’t have to make it complicated, because… it ain’t complicated.” He’s already released “First” to country radio – this is my pick for the second one.

”Breathtaker” is another love song. Looks like love is something this songwriter has figured out (or maybe is striving to figure out). He goes through the list – she’s everything that takes everyone’s breath away.

David finishes out with “Where Are You Now”.  Every one of David’s songs, regardless of tempo, regardless of story, regardless of lyrics, can be considered a love song.  He talks to his love interests. He makes it obvious the song is about someone.  They all demonstrate good writing, a lot of thought – and without a doubt, good vocals.

Hope you will all visit his website, listen to his music, head over to itunes and get our own copy of “First”, and visit his other social media sites, too. Visit David’s Facebook page, and please remember to “Like” it while you are there.  We spent some time there earlier today, and it looks like he updates that page often. that’s a great way to keep up with what our favorite artists are doing.  You can follow him on Twitter, too, @DavidFanningMuZ. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.

Here is the video we promised you – David Fanning – FIRST.

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It’s been a few years since we talked about David Fanning.  The last time was when he released his debut single to country radio, back in April 2014 . Today, we received an e-mail about David’s EP, “First”.  Along with a video for the title track.  When we get...