Emma Salute, Maddie Salute, and Dawson Anderson of Temecula Road aren’t letting quarantine stand in their way of releasing new music.
The country group revealed information around the release of three acoustic versions of their original songs. Beginning today (5/7), the young performers debuted a stripped-down version of their 2019 Radio Disney Country charting single, “Fades.” The latest renditions were produced and mixed by Andrew DeRoberts… all while under quarantine.
When discussing why “Fades” was important to turn into a more simple production, Emma shared, “This one was really fun for us because it was the first one [we released] that [Anderson] had a hand in writing.” She further stated, “It’s special because we took a year off from releasing music — to figure out our sound. This [song] was the first one [after returning].”
Additionally, the young performers announced on Sounds Like Nashville’s Facebook Live the release dates for the two other acoustic tracks. The titles and the release dates are as follows: “Never Knew I Needed You” (5/29) and “Maybe Not” (6/19).
Anderson stated, “We were trying to find the right balance from acoustic stuff to more modern-sounding things. With ‘Maybe Not,’ it was kind of more on the ballad-y side.” He continued, “We got in the studio and we were working with Andrew on the original [version] of the song. It ended up becoming a groovy midtempo [tune] versus this downtempo song. That brought a lot of life to it … the bass lines were cooler.”
“The main thing we carry over from a fully produced song to an acoustic version is [making] our vocals the [central] piece, no matter what version you are listening to,” Emma added.
Each song has a TR member trading verses or harmonizing with the other, which is creatively arranged by the trio. “We just play around with it and try different lead [and] harmony parts … it depends on the song and whatever makes it best,” Emma explained.
See Temecula Road’s livestream above and stream “Fades” on Spotify now.