Travis Denning is “fired up.” The 27-year-old singer from Georgia’s debut EP, Beer’s Higher Chilly, is lastly right here, and he could not be happier about it. “It’s superior to lastly give anyone a chapter like that that I have been engaged on for thus lengthy,” Denning informed PopCulture.com completely. “And I feel it is an amazing first chapter in music coming and I’ve had individuals which might be like, ‘It is about rattling time.’ And I am like, ‘Me too.'”
Beer’s Higher Chilly incorporates six songs, together with Denning’s present single, “After a Few,” which presently sits at No. 5 on the Billboard Nation Airplay chart. The remainder of the gathering affords a have a look at every aspect of Denning’s musical persona, from the sentimental “Sittin’ By A Fireplace” to the playful kiss-off “ABBY.” “I feel in all probability half the EP they’ll anticipate precisely what they suppose they are going to get,” Denning mentioned. “Some excessive power celebration anthems and a few stuff that I like to translate on the stage and power. However I feel the opposite half, I feel it will shock individuals. I feel that they are going to be interested in a facet of me that I have never actually proven but with a track like ‘Sittin’ By A Fireplace’ and ‘Beer’s Higher Chilly,’ that are a bit bit extra laid again and tremendous track centered, which is what I like. I like songs, I like hooks, I like surprises in songs and I feel half of it’s going to be precisely what individuals need and the opposite half goes to be sort of like, ‘All proper, there’s one other layer to this man.'”
Hailing from Warner Robins, Georgia, Denning is undeniably nation, however together with style giants like Keith City and Eric Church, he additionally attracts inspiration from rock bands like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, a love that was born after seeing a Mötley Crüe live performance when he was younger and simply starting to study to play the guitar. “For me it was the higher I bought, the farther I bought alongside, I needed to listen to it quicker, louder, heavier, angrier, simply an increasing number of guitar,” defined Denning, who makes it some extent to include that guitar-driven perspective into his stay reveals. “And in order that led me down that rock and arduous rock and heavy metallic previous. And that is actually the place my love for the heavier music got here from.”
Whereas his love of rock peeks via in spots of the EP’s slick nation manufacturing, Denning writes about what he is aware of. Calling on nation music staples like Levis, ice chilly beer and stolen kisses in a pickup truck, he reveals off his intelligent songwriting talent with sudden turns of phrase and paints vivid photos of rising up within the nation, experiences he discovered himself reliving whereas listening to songs from artists like Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson and Jason Aldean.
“I simply realized that every thing they had been saying and what they had been speaking about was me and my pals and what we went via rising up, however as soon as I bought to Nashville and actually began to jot down songs, do all this different stuff, I simply realized that I needed to mix every thing that I grew up with into my sound,” Denning defined. “And for me that was the power on stage of a Mötley Crüe live performance. It was the loud guitar. However on the finish of the day it is having the ability to sit on the tailgate with an acoustic guitar and sing your track, inform your story. And so long as I can have each of these and so they do not compromise one another then I am pleased.” You’ll be able to stream Beer’s Higher Chilly right here.