David Nail Is ‘Better Than Ever’ With New Album ‘I’m a Fire’
David Nail has just released his new album, ‘I’m a Fire,’ and the project heralds a change of direction for the singer-songwriter.
“I feel like a new artist,” Nail explains. “You get kinda comfortable in your surroundings, and just to shake that up a little bit, and a new approach, has been very, very good professionally, and personally as well.”
‘I’m a Fire’ is Nail’s third studio album, the follow-up to 2011’s ‘The Sound of a Million Dreams.’ That album gave him his first No. 1 hit with ‘Let It Rain,’ and the new album is already off to an auspicious start; last week, Nail celebrated his second No. 1 hit with ‘Whatever She’s Got,’ the lead single from the new project. The song has already been certified platinum for selling a million units.
“I think the thing that drew me to ‘Whatever She’s Got’ the most was it was so different from anything I’d ever done,” Nail relates. “I knew immediately that it was a special song. It’s been a life-changer. This was just an entirely different reaction than anything I’d ever experienced before.”
The album features some stellar guest appearances. Little Big Town lend their unique vocal blend to ‘When They’re Gone (Lyle County).’
“I knew that there was something missing from our version,” Nail says. “I just felt like this could be a Little Big Town song, and it very much became that. I tell people all the time, ‘It’s a Little Big Town song that I just happen to sing on.’ Which is the neatest thing in the world, because now I feel like I’ve sang on a Little Big Town record.”
The album’s title track sums up the new chapter in Nail’s life. “‘I’m a Fire,’ coming out of a pretty dark period in my life and really making some changes, and kind of re-prioritizing some things . . . to be honest with you, just being really happy and at peace for the first time in my life,” he reflects.
“It just really represented how I felt . . . I’m a fire, I’m still burning, and I feel at this moment that I’m better than ever.”