Charles Esten plays Deacon Claybourne, a rocking guitar player and songwriter, on the TV show Nashville. He may be acting while on set, but beyond the camera Esten is a real-life musician, and starting tomorrow, Friday, July 15, he’s going to prove it to you.
Esten is prepared to release a new track every Friday until he runs out of songs. That’s right, Every. Single. Friday. (See what he did there?)
“I’ve been writing on my own before that, but since I’ve been here I’ve been songwriting consistently and constantly and I got to tell you it doesn’t take a back seat to the show,” Esten told Sounds Like Nashville. “But the reason I love being in that writer’s room is because when you’re on to a good song, you can’t wait for others to hear it. And so I have a whole bunch of them I think that I haven’t done anything with and I don’t know why. Except maybe the answer is I was waiting for this moment, and this moment is right now and I’m going to just start releasing.”
“Through the Blue” is the first single the Nashville star plans to let his fans hear. The track preaches to keep your head up, even when you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. The song continues to say that there will be a day that isn’t tinted by the blues.
“It’s one of my favorites and that’s the reason it has the first spot,” Esten continued. “It’s very much a true line, not only in Deacon’s music but in mine. This song says sometimes days are dark sometimes nights are long, but you just do what you got to do to get you through the blue. Hang on there. I like being able to put a full voice to that and a full band killing it behind that message.”