Zach Bryan releases ‘Summertime Blues’ track and upcoming EP

by Tiffany Goldstein

7 months ago

Rising artist Zach Bryan has some new music on the horizon.

Hot on the heels of his 34-song debut album “American Heartbreak,” the Nashville newcomer has confirmed his new EP will arrive July 15. Bryan took to Twitter to share that the upcoming project will feature eight songs and to tease the title track, “Summer Blues.”

The retro clip captures the true essence of summer and what makes the season carefree, yet beautiful. The short video begins with Bryan playing his acoustic guitar, with an American flag flying high in the background ahead of a festival. While showcasing its soothing sound, it addresses a common thread that many people struggle with as the warmer months pass – sadness.

Bryan uses imagery to move his narrative forward and paint a picture for listeners. Fans around the world are bound to resonate with the storyline, as it depicts summer from different angles. For example – a beach bum in Monterey, California to a hardworking man in Oklahoma.

“Hilton Head and the Hamptons, where the rich all go to die | Young kids all get high | Just to pass the time | I bought a bottle of the best bourbon a downed boy can buy | I will bury all my sorrow | As the summer passes | My summer blues, summer blues,” he sings with ease. “I have nothing more to prove | I’m offline and out of tune | Sing alone. »

As each sharp word sinks deeper, he shares footage from recent performances, recording sessions, and sweet summer memories. While “Summertime Blues” is receiving positive praise, many fans are wondering how fast it tends to spin tracks and its secret to songwriting.

“All my life I’ve written in a diary twice a day. I write letters, poems, on postcards, anywhere,” he told a curious Twitter user. “Writing isn’t a chore for me, it’s what makes me happy. I’m lucky people like my stuff, so I can do it all the time. I don’t take it for granted.”

The upcoming project will also include the melancholy tune “Twenty So” and “Small Town Smokeshow,” a tale inspired by “Romeo and Juliet.” Following the highly anticipated Friday, July 15 release, the military veteran revealed he’ll be dropping an “armed forces mix.”

“I’ve been working on two projects, one that I’ll call Summertime Blues, and one that will be an Armed Forces Medley for all the men and women who serve this country,” he explained. “Two EPs that are going to be a blast for me to make, and I’m so excited to finish writing them.”

Bryan went on to mention that the Patriotic Project challenged him as a songwriter and has been in the works for quite some time.

“It’s taken me a lot longer than expected to write veteran songs, because of how fragile a subject matter is for so many people,” the star said. “Coming out of the navy was a bittersweet ordeal for me, and I’ve been taking it on lately,” he added.

Bryan was an active member of the United States Navy when he accidentally fell into the country music genre. The breakout star filmed herself singing “Heading South” on a phone outside her Navy quarters overseas.

The acoustic original which displays its soulful hits has gone viral on social media. Bryan was just 17 when he first joined the Navy, following in his family’s footsteps. His late mother, father and grandfather all served in the Navy. After eight years of service, the burgeoning entertainer has been honorably released to pursue music full-time.

The Oklahoma native’s impressive talent for songwriting and edgy sound quickly made him a mainstay in country music. Bryan’s debut album, “American Heartbreak,” became the most-streamed single-day country release of 2022 on Apply Music and Spotify. The chart-topping artist is now sharing music from his well-rounded repertoire and new music on tour. Tickets to see the up-and-coming performer live are currently available for purchase, here.

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