With his amplified mix of country twang and heavy rock & roll attitude, emerging artist and country rocker MANNY BLU today (July 16) released the official music video for “Born To Ride.”It’s the first single from the upcoming EP, NEW INK, available November 13, by the Montreal native and Nashville transplant.
“The ‘Born To Ride’ video is a small glimpse into our live show,” says BLU of the video performance, directed by Sean Davé for Gear Seven (Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, and Chris Lane). “We shot it in a giant blimp hanger outside of Nashville. Pretty amazing space for a shoot.”
“Born To Ride”–written by hit Nashville songwriters Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne–is a track about finding that ‘ride or die’ person who will have your back as much as you have theirs. The five-track NEW INK EP was recorded at OmniSound Studios in Nashville and produced by Aaron Eshuis.
MANNY continues to bring his own rebellious vibe to country music–a sound he introduced with Leave It Like It Is, his debut record (2019) that earned him thousands of new fans and presented him with the opportunity to hit the road across Canada and the US. Last spring BLU spent two months crossing Canada while opening for George Canyon‘s “Hit After Hit Tour” and then headlined his own Canadian tour to close out the year. Earlier this spring, BLU crossed the US and Canada on another headlining tour. Fans can expect new show announcements in the coming months.
With touring on hold, BLU says: “I’ve been using this time to listen through some demos and work on new songs for next year. Already working on recording a few which is exciting.”