debut album, Dark Horse, is officially out today. Having already released five amazing tracks, the rest
of Dawson's album certainly doesn't disappoint.
So much went into this project. So much from my best friends, my family, my team … & from me. We put everything we had into making this album. Everything. I hope you dig into every single detail and listen to it as a whole.. as an entire story. I've been waiting a hell of a long time to say this … DARK HORSE is OUT NOW! Click the link in my bio to pick it up NOW!
native cowrote all twelve songs and collaborated with top songwriters like Luke Laird, Josh Kerr, Barry Dean, Seth Ennis and many more to create songs that are a melodic blend of Country, Motown and Rock. Dawson explains his choice for the album's title, saying, “When
it came time to choose a title, nobody talked about other options – we knew immediately it should share the same name as the track 'Dark Horse.' Despite being written after the album was 'finished,' I felt it was absolutely
necessary to include this song. 'Dark Horse' captures every corner of my heart, everything I am and everything I believe in."
Unsurprisingly, the namesake “Dark Horse," is one of our favorite tracks on the album. The song gives a glimpse into Dawson's inner world. In the mellow tune, he sings,
"People always ask / Why I wear black / Where I get my
style / And why I never smile in pictures … No, it ain't that I'm self-conscious / I'm just conscious of myself … No, I ain't no white knight / I'm a little more dark horse."
The fifth episode of the #SongsInTheKeyOfF series is out now - featuring the title track to my debut album, #DarkHorse ! Find out the story behind how the song was written & watch an exclusive stripped down performance - all from the room where we wrote the song. •••••••• Be sure to subscribe to my @youtube channel & tune in Tuesdays at 10am CST for all upcoming #SongsInTheKeyOfF episodes #linkinbio - Full length album #DarkHorse out 1.19.18 • Pre-Order up now!
The album was released on the Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville and produced by Jay Joyce, who has worked with country stars like Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, and Little Big Town.
Watch the official
video for Dawson's debut single “All on Me" below and purchase Dawson's album HERE.
Dark Horse Track Listing
- Dip (Devin Dawson, Barry Dean, Luke Laird)
- All On Me (Dawson, Jacob Durrett, Austin Smith)
- Asking For A Friend (Dawson, Connie Harrington, Brett Beavers)
- Second To Last (Dawson, Laura Veltz, Mark Trussell)
- Symptoms (Devin Dawson, Smith)
- I Don't Care Who Sees (Dawson, Smith, Jake Mitchell, Durrett)
- Secondhand Hurt (Dawson, Will Bowen)
- Placebo (Dawson, Jordan Reynolds, David Hodges)
- War Paint (Dawson, Clint Lagerberg, Chris DuBois)
- I Can't Trust Myself (Dawson, Jillian Jacqueline, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
- Prison (Dawson, Seth Ennis, Josh Kerr)
- Dark Horse (Dawson, Andy Albert)