Everything You Need To Know About Dylan Scott's New 'Nothing To Do Town' EP
By Chandler Reeves
April 26, 2019
Dylan Scott has just released his new EP, Nothing To Do Town. The EP fuses a hard-charging romantic edge with themes inspired by family and Scott’s youth in rural Louisiana over six fresh tracks – five of which were co-written by Scott. Fusing a hard-charging romantic edge with themes inspired by family and Scott’s youth in rural Louisiana. The set delivers everything from laid-back tenderness to danceable, chest-thumping thrills.
“Country is what I grew up on, but at the same time I listened to Pop and Hip-Hop and everything else,” he says, adding that his job as an artist is to evolve and welcome inspiration anywhere he can. “When you see fans smiling and forgetting about the work week and whatever’s going on in their life, that’s what it’s all about to me.”
With the album’s title track, the singer-songwriter takes a lifetime of small-town memories and puts them to verse. Co-written with Alderman and Cole Taylor, “Nothing to Do Town” celebrates the way Scott grew up – namely, making his own fun and being proud of where he came from. Chosen as the album’s first single, the up-tempo party-starter marked the biggest add date at Country radio of his career thus far, hinting at another hit in the making.
Meanwhile, more of Scott’s personal truth is revealed by the grooving “Look at Us Now,” marrying propulsive beats to a family-focused message inspired by the long-standing relationship between him and his high school sweetheart-now wife Blair.
“I just like to write songs people can relate to,” he explains, saying Blair and the couple’s young son, Beckett, continue to form the foundation of each track. “[Blair and I have] been together since we were 15, so she’s inspired it all. It’s just stuff that’s inside of me.
What’s inside of him also includes “Nobody,” a soulmate
-soundtrack framed by piano and dedicated to significant others who can still turn heads – and the knowledge that no matter what, they’re still coming home with you. “You Got Me” comes off like a breezy, front-porch anthem, while “Honey I’m Home” takes shelter in the warmth of true love – scoring points for its chill-bump-inducing chorus hook along the way – and “Anniversary” stands out as a steamy, R&B-inflected candlelight jam, complete with silk sheets and rose petals.
Together, those tracks mark the turning of a page for Scott, an artist whose red-hot rising stock is proven by the fact he just scored his first ever award nomination – up for Best New Country Artist at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Things are about to get even crazier for Scott, as the dedicated father and family man can now say with certainty he’s making his dreams happen. But according to him, the lessons instilled by that “Nothing to Do Town” won’t fade.
“I tell people I grew up knowing what I wanted to do, and now I’m doing exactly that,” Scott says. “I’m in the spotlight a little bit now, but with the way my parents raised me, it’s not about being famous. This is all about the music and the fans.”