Jacob Davis Announces His Debut Single, ‘What I Wanna Be’ [LISTEN]
Jacob Davis has announced his first single, "What I Wanna Be." The song will be released digitally on Friday (March 3), and its cover artwork is debuting exclusively on The Boot.
Readers can press play below to hear "What I Wanna Be." Fans who caught Davis as the opening act on labelmate Kelsea Ballerini‘s The First Time Tour will recognize the poppy, jazz-tinged tune; Davis was performing the song during his sets on that trek.
"I don't wanna be just another thing you think about / When you think about a love gone wrong / And I ain't into being the reason that your tears fall / When you hear another sad, sad song," Davis sings in the chorus of "What I Wanna Be." "I've got love, I know you're needing some / Baby, let me be your No. 1 / Second to none, whatever you want, whatever you need / That's what I wanna be, wanna be ..."
Davis signed with Black River Entertainment in 2016. In a statement to The Boot, the singer says that he is "so excited" for his debut single's release.
"I feel like the country music lane is continuing to broaden … and I’m happy to be a part of it," Davis says. "Being able to put my Louisiana roots into my music has always been my goal … and I think we’ve done that with “What I Wanna Be.”"
A Shreveport, La., native, Davis earned a degree in environmental science, with a focus on geology, from Louisiana State University, and went to work for an oil company before making the move to Nashville to focus on his music career.
“They put me on an oil rig, working on the night shift. I realized real quick I’d made a mistake,” Davis recalls. “I did that, and I wanted to quit immediately, but my parents were really stern on giving this company a year … But while working there, I learned how to get up and go to work, how to be on time and how to pay my bills. So I feel like I grew up a lot in that year, and then moved to Nashville.”
Davis -- who has been named one of Taste of Country's RISERS -- worked on his debut EP, set for release later this year, with Forest Glen Whitehead.
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