Just five months on from the release of Dexeter’s latest EP ‘Waiting For A Lifetime’, it sounds like Deeanne and Gareth are keen to keep the new material coming for their ever-growing fan base. Today sees the release of their brand new single ‘Nashville, You and Me’, following a busy summer of festival appearances and recognition from Bob Harris and Radio 2. Things are certainly looking up for Dexeter and this could well be their most successful release to date.
Written by Ben Earle (The Shires), ‘Nashville, You and Me’ is a feel-good, very catchy tribute to the home of country music. Images of standing “at the side of the Opry stage” set the scene for a joyous account of Nashville’s magic, illustrated effortlessly by Deeanne whose powerful vocal delivery shines through once again. Lyrically, you could argue it’s a little cliché; “getting blind drunk with Jonny Cash” and “I’m right there with you, singing the ring of fire” have been done many times before and require little imagination. But, melodically it’s a delight and will no doubt become a fan favourite in Dexeter’s superb live performances. They recently said “we defy anyone not to be tapping away after the first four bars”, and I can’t argue with that!
They’ve certainly taken things up to another level in terms of the production, which I believe has often held them back in the past. We know Deeanne and Gareth have got the talent, and they’ve definitely got the songs, but it’s wonderful to hear such slick production from Dan McDougall which will hopefully set them up well for radio play. Let’s hope Radio 2 continue their recent support and give Dexeter the exposure they deserve. This is another very pleasant offering from one of the UK’s most talented acts.
It’s becoming very competitive at the top of that iTunes Country chart at the moment, with the release of three other songs written by Ben Earle in a collaboration with Decca Records and of course, the Ward Thomas album which continues to blow everything else out of the water. As I write this, ‘Nashville, You and Me’ sits at #6 – be sure to give it a try and let us know what you think!