Canaan Cox has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and North Carolina country charm. Since moving to Nashville in 2016, he has put out a self-titled EP along with several single releases. Fans following Cox on Instagram, will quickly recognize his hustle and ‘do-it-yourself’ mentality. Working hard to promote his music, schedule shows, and connect with his fans all on his own. It is truly impressive the ground he has covered in the last two years.
Releasing his latest single “Take My Time”, Cox explains in a recent conversation how his unconventional approach to the song led him to the final outcome.
“This song actually happened to be the outcome of a ‘bad’ write,” he explains, “We went in to write something and none of us were feeling it. I simply said ‘let’s just go way left field and write a pop song’.”
Cox chalked the day up to be just another write under his belt, thinking the pop song they had written was simply a good way to work on their songwriting skills and explore their creativity. It was not until he heard the finished song from a demo they received back that Cox realized it was something he actually really did want to put out for his fans to hear.
His one dilemma? It wasn’t a “country song”. Cox went on to explain, “Even though country nowadays has it’s pop flair, as an indie/country artist I didn’t want to throw a crazy curveball at my fans and say ‘listen to this pop song’ and them be like… ‘ugh, Canaan, what is this?'”
Instead, Cox took the opportunity to create a truly unique project by releasing two versions of the song with two completely different music videos to go along. For the pop friendly version, he found Daisha McBride, a fellow independent artist on Twitter, who has killer tunes and the great attitude that he was looking for. She brings unique vocals to the track and truly ties it all together. After that, Cox quickly sent some ideas to production for a country version and things began to fall into place.
Cox claims that he is excited to see the reaction his fans have to his newest single because of the different avenue he took.
“Take My Time” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music.
Listen to the new song below on our new music playlist and check out more new tracks here. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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