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Renowned Musician’s Resurgence Offers
Listeners a Timeless Invitation to “Make It Count”
January 7th, 2020: Stepping back for a moment of reflection, Kyle Davis realizes now, perhaps more than ever, that music can be a vehicle for change. No stranger to success, his music has received attention from Sony Records and Phil Ramone via Don Dixon, four stars from Rolling Stone and a cover feature in Billboard Magazine calling him “one of the best unsigned artists.” In addition, Davis has shared the stage with the likes of Bob Dylan, John Mayer, Shawn Colvin, The Wallflowers and Sheryl Crow. While Davis has received extensive accolades over the course of his career, his forthcoming album set to release January 31st, 2020 called Make it Count is about more than simply making music. Woven together with the wisdom of life’s profound experiences, Make it Count offers a timeless reflection encouraging listeners to make the most of the time that they have.
Created by Mikan Media, the music video for the title track, “Make it Count,” expresses Davis’s amazement at our inability to affect time’s linear motion. Struck by nostalgia upon looking at an old photograph, the video features Davis driving by the house where he grew up, speaking to the creases in each of our timelines while paying homage to Davis’s personal history; the song lyrics note how his family disintegrated a little after they moved and also serves as a place for Davis to say he misses his Dad - something he needed. Illustrating shared human experiences, the music video also features a few real stories including one of grief through the eyes of a woman looking upward in a church, holding a picture of her brother who took his life; it also tells of rebirth and life through the eyes of a young mother with her child. Notably, the song expresses how we get many chances but each one only once.
“Everyone has their own story with their own creases and we have two choices,” Davis observes, “we can look the other way or we can make things better.”
Davis wrote all ten tracks, each a rumination on humanity’s fixation with the transient. Things that led to disconnect and the myriad of choices we are all forced to face sometimes without the benefit of awareness or maturity that lead us to the answers we seek. It’s a deeply-moving record that spans a gamut of emotions, from the heartache and happenstance of the title track, “Make It Count,” to the drive and determination of “Not Broken.” There’s the radiance and illumination found in the upward gaze of hope in “Stay With Me” and “Old Habits (Lady Liberty),” as well as the wistful repose that resides in the shimmering, seductive lilt of “Johnny” and “Only You.”
Produced by Scott Lane and Stewart Myers, Make It Count features Daniel Clark on organ, piano, and whirly, Charles Authur on mandolin, pedal and steel, Carter Gravatt [Carbon Leaf] on mandolin, acoustic, pedal steel, Mike Durham and Scott Lane playing electric guitars, as well as drummers, John O’Reilly and Pinson Chanselle, and Stewart Myers and Scott Lane on bass, as well as backing vocalists Kenneka Cook and Scott Lane.
Davis began recording in his early 20s, spawning a string of albums -- Kyle Davis, Waiting For You, Raising Heroes, Don’t Tell the World, and River City Gang -- which harnessed national attention and effectively expressed a keen sense of melody, infectious energy and hooks that sank in quickly and refused to let go. These days, Davis is more eager than ever to rekindle his career, and remains inspired by his love of music and a desire to connect with others.
“The industry’s changed considerably,” he muses. “For that matter, we live in a different world as well. But the one thing that remains the same is my desire to share meaning through my music through what these songs have to say and hopefully find that common bond that connects us all.”
To hear Kyle's new album and video premiere for title track, "Make It Count," be sure to follow his story.
For fans of: David Gray, Peter Gabriel, Van Morrison
RELEASE DATE: "Make It Count" (full album + Music Video) - January 31, 2020
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