Laura Evans – a rising star & profound songwriter amongst the new wave of Country, Blues and Roots music scene – is releasing her new single ‘Drag Me Back In’ Today 26th June, 2020
‘Drag Me Back In’ follows on the heels of Laura Evans last single ‘Running Back to You’ (the title track from her EP of the same name), which charted and went straight to Number One in the UK iTunes Blues chart. The single also entered the US Blues Chart, peaking at Number 43.
Laura co-wrote ‘Drag Me Back In’ with successful LA soul / blues artist Desi Valentine and producer Nicolas Gruter. London-born Desi Valentine is an L.A.-based artist and songwriter known for his hits “Fate don’t you know” which trended globally on Spotify and Shazam. This collaboration of two unique artists was something special and you can hear the magic of both songwriters influences in every bit of the song.
“I met Desi in 2012 in LA,” explains Laura, “ I knew I wanted to write something soulful and I knew Desi would push me to bring that rockier, edgier side out of me too.”
Laura Evans is best-known for her soul-style ballads & storytelling country leaning melodies. ‘Drag me Back In’ is a bit different, and unlike other tracks on ‘Running Back to You’. It shows Laura’s range and willingness to step across boundaries. Often compared to Stevie Nicks, this track shows she’s got Bonnie Raitt-style controlled, raw edge and power too.
As for the inspiration behind the song, and its message, Laura explains it this way: “I had just been through a pretty bad break-up. I remember feeling pretty damn angry about it all at the time we wrote this, so needless to say that came across in my verses. The meaning is kinda dark, in that as much as we all know love is hard and heartbreaking, it always gets the better of us and ‘drags us back in’, so I think that’s something we can all relate to.”
Enjoy the single and video for ‘Drag Me Back In’ and remember: Laura Evans’ eagerly-awaited EP ‘Running Back to You’ will be released on Friday 31st July.
The single is available to Download and Stream ‘https://songwhip.com/lauraevans/drag-me-back-in
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