David Nail and The Well Ravens Debut Album ONLY THIS AND NOTHING MORE Out Now
Chart-topping songwriter and Grammy-nominated artist David Nail has spent the last decade leaving his unique mark on modern country music. Now he begins a new chapter with his collective new project called David Nail and The Well Ravenswhose debut album Only This and Nothing More was released today via One Five Sound. The project is Nail's first independent release and finds the charismatic singer reaching a new creative peak with a record that matches his adept melodic chops - as heard on #1 hits like "Whatever She's Got" and "Let It Rain" - with atmospheric rock & roll guitars, lush keyboards, drum loops, and rule-breaking arrangements. Only This And Nothing More is available everywhere for stream or purchase. Listen now via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, and all other services.
Watch the video for lead single "Heavy" HERE.
Only This and Nothing More straddles the boundary between country storytelling, indie rock instrumentation, and southern twang. Nail and The Well Ravens has allowed David to expand his sound inspired not only by his country roots, but also the reverb-heavy wash of Ryan Adams, the rhythmic punch of the Black Keys, and the anthemic swell of Kings of Leon. Billed not as a solo album, but as a collaboration, he enlisted help from two longtime partners; multi-instrumentalist Andrew Petroff and producer Jason Hall.
Over the course of three different recording sessions, Nail, Petroff, and Hall created tracks like "Cheatin' on Me," a waltzing ballad that's retro and modern; "Over," a gritty nod to the British Invasion bands of the 1990's; "Heavy," which updates the sounds of the '80's pop/rock for the current decade; and "The Gun," the album's most haunting number, rooted in a fictional story about family violence.
The result is Nail's boldest and most sonically adventurous work to date. With one foot planted in the organic sound of his country past and the other pointing toward newer territory, he shows off the full range of his abilities. He's a country crooner one moment, an indie rocker the next, and a diversely compelling frontman throughout. Most importantly, he's an artist following his muse, making music without rules or regulations.
01) The Gun
02) Come Back Around
03) White Trash Girl
04) Cheating On Me
07) In My Head