Award-winning British vocalist and songwriter Rumer joined us via Zoom last week, to chat about her forthcoming album, ‘Nashville Tears’, which will be available on August 14th!
While living in the American South, away from the international spotlight, Rumer’s passion for musical discovery led her to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, Hugh Prestwood’s work. His songs were the catalyst for Nashville Tears; fifteen of the songwriter’s finest gems, including several never recorded until now.
Speaking about her discovery of Hugh Prestwood, Rumer told us: “Fred (producer) sent me Oklahoma Stray and I was so blown away by it. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of him. I was so excited to discover Hugh Prestwood, and I was just lit up; it was like finding gold for me as a singer and it suddenly became a really exciting project”
The album allowed her to work with some of the finest session musician in Nashville, as well as her producer, Fred Mollin, who is best known for his work on TV and film compositions, including including ‘Beverly Hills’, ‘90210’ and ‘Friday the 13th’. On working with such talent, Rumer said: “It was important that we used Nashville musicians and recorded in Nashville. It was a brilliant project to do; we had a blast, and it was the most fun I’ve had making a record. Fred is so fun and has such a big presence as a producer, so it was joyful to be around him, and he brought in some great musicians who were mind-blowingly good.”
Check out the rest of the interview below…