The Danberrys Shares New Song “The Mountain” featuring Darrell Scott
- Nashville-based country music duo The Danberrys, consisting of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel, has shared a new song “The Mountain”.
The duo pulled inspiration from New Orleans’s traditional second-line rhythm and blues and worked with American songwriter Darrell Scott.
The track will appear on their upcoming third studio album “Shine”, which is set for release in May.
“The Mountain” was the first song that Ben and I truly wrote together as a team. We had always written the material for our band separately, with only minor input from each other, and this album was sort of our first dive into the co-writing realm,” Dorothy Daniel told American Songwriter. “We had been talking about writing something with that traditional New Orleans second-line feel, so the idea had been swimming around in my mind for a while. I started hearing the rhythm of the song in my head one day, and the lyrics to the first verse just flowed out. I played it for Ben, and he immediately sang the chorus back to me. We sat down on the floor with our guitars, and I want to say it took maybe an hour to finish the song.”
- Ben DeBerry added, “This is the song that gave us the confidence to write the rest of this record. Our executive producer had requested from the beginning that we co-write the entire album together because we had never done that before. This song was an experiment of sorts to see if we could make it work. Being married to your bandmate can be an emotionally complex situation, and it took us years to figure out how to write a song together without having a complete communication meltdown. When we finished writing “The Mountain”, we knew we had written something special and we felt like we had established a new normal for ourselves as co-writers.”
- source : American Songwriter