“These are scary but exciting times,” fiddler David Pichette tells The Boot. “For the first time, our career is solely in our hands. The future is what we make of it.”
The group’s first single released from the new label is “That Kind of Beautiful,” which will hit country radio in the U.S. on August 16.
“We just loved the song. It was completely us so we cut it,” David says. “It’s actually been cut for about a year now. It was just shelved because we weren’t too sure what was going on in the U.S. when it came to labels. Now we’re independent, and we’ve got our own label. We’re not kidding ourselves, there’s a lot of work to be done. It’s not going to be an easy thing to do. There’s no way we can compete with the majors, but we’re going to do everything we can because we love what we do, and we’ve got families to raise and kids to put through college. We’re going to do everything we can to succeed.”
Emerson Drive hopes to release their new album, Believe, by the end of 2010.