Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Jamie Floyd, Writer of Ashley Monroe's "The Blade," Releases Her Own EP Sunshine & Rainbows

Artist: Jamie Floyd
Album: Sunshine and Rainbows
Label: Jamie Floyd Music
Release date: Mar. 11, 2016

“Most of these songs were songs my publishers kind of wrote off, and didn’t want me to do, and I wasn’t allowed to demo,” the singer-songwriter explained to MusicRow. “So once I got pull of the reins, I was like, ‘This is what we’re doing. We’re calling it Sunshine & Rainbows.’ I came up with that three years ago, so it’s been really special to see it in real life and have all this happen around it.”

“I’ve had some things come at me after ‘The Blade’ happened, and I walked away from some things that people might think I’m crazy walking away from, but a few of those deals weren’t right,” she said. “It didn’t matter that the carrot was dangled: ‘You can quit work for a year!’ I’m going to wait for the right thing. It’s been very hard to do that but I’m hoping the right thing comes along, and it’s all timing.”

On her hit song, "The Blade": “We worked for two or three hours trying to figure out what this song was going to be about,” she recalled. “And we finally narrowed it down to love. And by way of that, we got, ‘You caught it by the handle and I caught it by the blade.’ As soon as that hit the room, we were like, ‘Ahh, oh my God, how do we even do this now? How are we going to write a song that can support that message?’

“When we finished the work tape, we thought, ‘Don’t know if anybody wants to hear anything this sad, but it’s definitely what we were trying to say and it was special. We were all crying and exhausted, and then I had to go wait tables!”

1. Casino
2. The Blade
3. Hey Love
4. The People You Knew
5. The Devil Don't Live in Georgia
6. Sunshine & Rainbows

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