David Nail will be the first country artist to release a Baeble Session on Baeblemusic.com. His unplugged performance, filmed in New York City in an old-school barbershop in The Village, debuts on the site today, March 13. Artists who have already released a Baeble Session include Perry Farrell, The Kills, Beach House and Mumford & Sons.
“I wasn’t sure what to think when they called,” David said. “Bands like Foster the People are what they play and what I do isn’t quite in their wheelhouse. But to keep company like that to put country music with those artists and stretch out what we do, that’s the whole idea of what I hope music is about.”
In his session, David gave stripped down performances of “That’s How I’ll Remember You,” “Let It Rain,” and his current single “The Sound of A Million Dreams.” There is also interview footage with David talking about using his lunch money to buy albums, the thrill of singing at Game 7 of the World Series, and his need to write and sing songs that come from real places.
“The Missouri artist’s songs have a timelessness akin to the Great American Songbook, and beneath his southern twang, an emphasis on the big, bold chorus and universally affecting imagery: rain, the radio, piano keys and human relationships,” Baeblemusic.com says of David. “The Sound of a Million Dreams is almost literal. It speaks to the millions of people feeling Nail’s spectrum of emotions all across the continent. Perhaps this is why the music is so appealing; there is something about David Nail’s honesty that supersedes being stuck in one genre, place, or time.”