John Oates set to release third single from Good Road To Follow on August 13 Oates explains inspiration for “Let’s Drive”
August 6, 2013, Nashville, TN… "Let's Drive" the third single fromJohn Oates new cross-genre journey, Good Road To Follow, will be released on August 13. A laid-back cruiser written by Oates and produced by Nashville guitarist and producer Tom Bukovac, was inspired by Oates' son.
"Last summer my son got his drivers permit. It got me to thinking about the fact that I had never written a song about a car, and since I am a recovering gear-head, I got down to it."
Legendary Blackbird Studios was chosen as the perfect backdrop to record. When selecting the players, Oates asked Tom to put together his A-list band. Those outside of Music City may not be familiar with Bukovac, but you can find him credited on nearly every number one album on the country charts over the last three years.
The stellar musicians included Tom Bukovac on guitar, Danny Dugmore (pedal steel), Tony Lucido (bass), Chris McHugh (drums), Danny Rader (acoustic guitar), Kevin McKendree (keyboards), and rhythm guitar and vocals from Oates, as well as, backgrounds from Wendy Moten.
"Let's Drive" is the ultimate companion to an end of the summer road trip. On writing the song Oates notes, "As I got into it, I realized that I wasn't actually writing a song about a car, but more about what you can do in a car…yes, let your imagination run on down the road." Now that sounds like a Good Road To Follow. About Good Road To Follow
Unrestricted by musical barriers, Oates has collaborated with some of the world's brightest music makers, ranging from acclaimed songwriter/producer/rocker Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, to pop band Hot Chelle Rae, and country icon Vince Gill.
Oates will release a single-a-month from the PS Records / Elektra Records project. Fans can subscribe to the series receiving a new download and exclusive content every four weeks, purchase limited edition clothing and merchandise inspired by the songs, and individual tracks.
These remarkable collaborative experiences, combined with not having to think about the album as a cohesive collection, give Oates the freedom to explore his wide range of influences, and there's no limit to the number of songs that could follow. "Who knows, this could be a recording project that never ends," Oates muses. "I'm having more fun now than I've ever had in my career."
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