Artist on the rise, Brandon Lay, is currently celebrating the release of his second single to country radio, “Yada Yada Yada.” In addition to brand new music, the singer/songwriter is also on tour with country superstar Kenny Chesney where he is showcasing his craft week after week at massive football stadiums and arenas across the U.S.
“Yada Yada Yada” serves as a strong follow up single to his debut track, “Speakers, Preachers and Bleachers.” “Some start with a title and some start with the music as far as the conception or idea” Lay shares with us in an exclusive interview. “With this song, I had the melody come first and put it in my phone as “yada yada yada” and used it as a filler. When I brought it in to Mikey Reaves and Heather Morgan , my co-writers, they liked it as a title and we came up with a way to write it.”
With the release of two singles to country radio, the country newcomer is also working on his debut studio album. “This first album for me is going to cover a lot of ground” Brandon reveals. “Some of the songs are 5 and 6 years old and some of them 2 and 3 months old. It covers a broad spectrum. You can only fit so much on your debut album. I’m really proud of it and I look forward to sharing the whole project.”
Not only is Lay co-writing the tracks for this album, but he is also co-producing the album as well. “I never set out to write them all or produce it by any means. I didn’t really see that one coming” Brandon shares. “Luckily I had the availability to go in when I got a publishing deal with Warner Chapel and it afforded me the luxury of cutting my demos. I was always producing my own demos so it got me a lot of studio time where I got to do a lot of trial and error that I’m very thankful for.”
“I got to co-produce with Paul Giovanni, who is really the master-mind. Working with him was very organic because we just started out writing. We had a few songs and were like what if we just do the whole album. Luckily Universal [Music] gave us the green light.”
Throughout the summer, Brandon has been able to highlight his new music on a massive platform being on Chesney’s Trip Around The Sun Tour. It’s been an amazing experience so far for Lay and he’s nowhere near ready for it to end. “Every week is like living in a dream. It’s been an unbelievable experience. We are nearing the middle point of the tour and I don’t even want to think about it ending.”
“Kenny and his guys have been so good to us. We are definitely getting a good education out there. Fans are showing up early to see our set which is amazing. As a new artist, how many guys get that kind of platform to get to bounce new music off and get going. It has been extremely helpful.”
If you haven’t seen Brandon Lay in concert yet, add it to your “to-do” list. He will be on Chesney’s Trip Around The Sun Tour throughout the summer, as well as multiple other shows throughout the year. For a full list of concert dates, click here.
To continue to get to know Brandon Lay, visit his Official Website, and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to contact your local country radio station and request his latest single, “Yada Yada Yada,” available now on all digital platforms.