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Canadian Country artist David Boyd Janes, recently released his high-energy new single “Bleed Country” on April 7th via all streaming platforms.
“Bleed Country” was written by David and hit songwriters Wes Mack and Dan Swinimer, and also produced by Swinimer in Vancouver, BC. The new track features David’s distinctive voice and impressive songwriting ability in a song about bringing people together regardless of who you are or where you’re from.
Toronto, ON native, David Boyd Janes is one of Canadian country music’s most prominent rising talents, with four No.1 tracks on Sirius XM’s Top of The Country, 5x CMA Ontario nominations won the 2019 Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase, and reached the Canadian Billboard Top 40 with his 2020 single, “Couldn’t Hurt”.
I had the opportunity to chat with the David about his new single, his journey so far and what’s next.
Kat: Can you talk about the inspiration behind your new single “Bleed Country”?
David: When I joined the zoom meeting to meet both Wes Mack and Dan Swinimer for the first time face to face the conversation started with me telling them how grateful I was to be writing with them as they were both writers on another song that I found a lot of personal healing from. The boys simply asked me “What do I want to write about?” My answer was something real and meaningful and we all agreed. “Bleed Country” is an anthem for everyone that lives this lifestyle and listening to the lyrics you will see exactly what I’m talking about.
The country fans and folks take a lot of heat for songs always being about fishing, trucks and dirt roads and like the second verse says, “Now you know, why we’re singing about fishing, old trucks and dirt roads” it’s simply what we love and part of how we spend our free time and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it!
Kat: What do you hope fans take from the new single?
David: “Bleed Country” is about bringing people together regardless of who you are or where you’re from because our love for the community is our way of Bleeding County!
It’s in our blood and our bones, we all “Bleed Country”!
Kat: What do you find is the most challenging part of your creative process?
David: Getting out of my own way! As a songwriter I have moments where I think I have a great idea or suggestion then quickly convince myself it sucks and don’t share it with the other writers. Working with both Wes and Dan, they made this challenge easy to overcome as they were both extremely supportive in the writing process and I was able to break this personal wall down and write what I feel is my best song yet! :) A close second is I only write when I feel inspired too! Some writers try to write as many songs as possible and I just can’t write about something random, I have to have experienced it first hand for it to truly mean something to me.
Kat: What has been a career highlight for you so far? What have you learned along the way?
David: My career highlight is I’m not selling furnaces and air conditioners anymore and I get to make music for a living! I have had some grateful milestones along the way but the real highlights are the friends I make and incredible memories I will have for the rest of my life.
Kat: What can we expect from you for the balance of 2023?
David: I am currently working on an acoustic tour across Canada to showcase my new music and can’t wait to head into so many new places and meet new people. I have played every major festival and MainStage in Ontario over the last few years and it’s time to take my music across Canada to meet some new faces :)
Thank you for reading this and checking out my music! I really appreciate it!
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