Rising country artist Dylan Marlowe chatted with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos about his new single “I’ll Keep The Country,” his dream female duet choices in music, and being an artist in the digital age.
On his new single “I’ll Keep The Country,” he said, “It came about when I was writing the song with JoyBeth Taylor and Ella Langley, I think JoyBeth threw the idea out and we kinda transformed it into what it is now. Originally it was gonna be you keep your side of town and I don’t remember who said I’ll keep the country and you keep the city but I’m glad we changed it.”
Regarding his music and songwriting inspirations, he said, “I think just coming from where I come from inspires a lot of what I write and sing. I want everything I put out to hit with the small town crowd that I come from, I feel like I know that language better than any.”
On his biggest musical influences growing up, he said, “Growing up my biggest influences were definitely old country and rock and roll being with my dad, but as soon as I grew my musical wings, all I listened to was Eric Church. I think everybody probably says that but honestly that’s just the big impact he’s had on so many of us doing music.”
For young and aspiring artists, he said, ” Move to Nashville, and don’t compare yourself to anyone else, that will kill ya.”
The digital age
On being an artist in the digital age, Marlowe said, “It’s definitely hard. It’s really challenging to stay relevant and not get buried under everything else, but I’m loving the songs I’m writing here lately and I think it keeps me inspired to have to give it 100 percent every day and keep grinding.”
Marlowe listed Miranda Lambert and Hayley Williams of Paramore as the female artists that he would love to someday record a dream duet with someday.
On his definition of success, he said, “Success to me is playing stadiums one day, I think when I’m doing that, I will be able to look back and say that I made it. There’s obviously a lot of other things that are mile markers to me, but my dream is to be headlining a stadium tour one day.”
“I’ll Keep the Country” is available on digital service providers by clicking here. ” I think if they were to get one thing from it, it would just be that there’s more than one way to get around running into somebody you broke up with, just keep your distance and stay on your side of town haha, or the country,” he told his fans about the song.
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