The new song “Broadway Nashville Saturday Night” by Nashville native David Alan Bell is out and available for purchase or streaming as of 3/20/2020. Read the background of this new song in our interview below and then give it a few spins!
Who are the writers?
I am the sole writer. When I first had the idea, I was looking for a co-writer but ended up doing it.
Who are the performers?
Handmade Productions in Nashville, TN produced and did the instruments.
Gavin Shea played Bass and Electric Guitar. Chris Gill played Piano, Slide Guitar and made the drum track. I played acoustic guitar.
Where did the idea come from?
The melody first came to me and I started recording a voice memo and came up with “sell me a vibe, sell me a feelin, if you got that I’m drinkin” (which turned into different lyrics). And so the idea of a night out was the song idea and the chorus ended up fitting great wrapping up with “it’s a Broadway Nashville Saturday Night” and the song kind of took life from there.
What came first, the music, the words, the idea?
I would say idea, words, then music. It was the melody first and then the idea and partial words and then I sat down and wrote it out. I had an acoustic version that I took to the studio and Gavin and Chris played their instruments over that.
Is it going to be a part of a larger collection, such as EP or album?
Yes! This is a part of my debut self titled EP “David Alan Bell”. It comes out next Friday March 27th and is a five song EP.
Lyrically, what perspective is the song told from?
When I hear the song, I think of tourists and people that live within an hour of Nashville and regularly drive in. Being a local I also think of myself, younger a lot more but even now, there really is something different and special about a night going out “on Broadway”.
Were there any challenges while writing it?
The chorus and first verse came pretty naturally. I did have to sit down and over a couple weeks, found the right melody and lyrics for the 2nd verse.
What sets this song apart from your previous work?
I think on the EP itself, this one stands out as the party song for sure.
What sets this song apart from what is being playing on the radio today?
Probably the fact that I wrote the song, played guitar and sang it. Got my good buddies to record it and was able to release it on my own with no promotion. It’s amazing what you can do nowadays on hardly any budget.