Erin Gibney – King of Hearts
ARTIST NAME: Erin Gibney
SONG TITLE: King of Hearts
RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2019
Coming from New England, Erin Gibney puts a new and refreshing spin on country music.
She has been performing since she was 11 years old and came to Nashville in September 2016 to record the beginning 2 songs in her first album.
After falling in love with the city, she decided to move to Nashville last year to be closer to the studio and producer helping to make her music possible.
Along with singing live around Nashville, Gibney worked hard on her debut album, BOLD, which released on April 12th, 2018.
Gibney has had the incredible honor of working alongside well-known and respected Nashville musicians under the guidance of her producer, Buddy Hyatt, for this album.
These Grammy and CMA-winning musicians include Brent Mason, Bobby Terry, Zach Allen, Wayne Killius, Duncan Mullins, Scott Sanders, Hale White, and Buddy Hyatt himself.
Gibney now is excited to introduce her newest single, King of Hearts.
Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.
Fans have been so encouraging about my past music, but especially my latest single, “King of Hearts.”
The single is about heartbreak and seems to resonate with listeners.
They have given me an outpouring of love and support that I am so thankful for.
Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favorite.
When choosing a song as my favorite song, I usually rely on the lyrics.
Lyrics are such a powerful part of music for me because they tell a story about experiences in someone’s life.
It’s really emotional and intimate to be immersed in someone’s story through music.
Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.
I absolutely love the work I have done with my current producer, Buddy Hyatt.
I would love to meet and collaborate with Maren Morris, Frank Liddell, and Jay Joyce.
Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.
Chris DeStefano, Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Nicolle Galyon, Matt Ramsey, Heather Morgan, Liz Rose, Shane McAnally, Josh Kear, Max Martin, Ali Payami, and Luke Laird are all absolutely amazing songwriters who have written some of my favorite works.
I would love to meet and collaborate with them.
Tell us your favorite TV show and state your reason.
My favorite TV show is Friends because I love watching the show that makes me laugh.
The show can instantly put me in a better mood and I think it shows the importance and value of genuine friendship.
Tell us your best mood to create a song.
I would say empowered is the best mood for me to write a song because it puts me in the mindset that anything is possible.
Those are the times when I put out lyrics that best showcase my abilities.
I remember feeling so motivated the day I wrote my song, Bold because it was shortly after I moved to Nashville for the first time.
The same goes for King of Hearts. I remember waking up and realizing I deserved more than I was getting in this relationship. The song just fell from my mind onto the paper after that.
Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.
I think fame and success are two totally different things.
Success is working towards a goal, facing failure, pushing past that failure, and ultimately achieving the goal you set out to do.
Fame doesn’t always come hand in hand with success. Fame can be obtained from anything that draws media and social attention to someone, which can sometimes come from the effects of success.
Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.
I would love to collaborate with Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Reba, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, etc.
These are all women of such power who inspire me and my music every single day.
I am also a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen, Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban, Ron Pope, Chris Stapleton, and Gavin Degraw. Their music is so beautiful and moving and has actually inspired a lot of my own music as well.
Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.
My first time on stage was when I was 11 years old. I performed a Bob Dylan song at my local middle school and was unbelievably nervous.
I remember stepping on stage with shaking knees, but suddenly feeling a sense of calm and knowing that I had found my place. It was so beautiful. That was the day I dedicated myself to music and decided it was the career and passion I was going to chase.
My first time recording in the studio was absolutely unforgettable. Hearing my own music being played over the headphones was an overwhelming sense of joy. I fell in love with the entire process!
Tell us how you approach songwriting.
Songwriting is a very personal experience for me because I draw moments of my life into my music.
I usually sit down right after an inspiring moment in my life and write in my journal about it. I then derive the lyrics of my songs from that journal entry. This helps me because it doesn’t structure my thoughts right away. I get the opportunity to pour everything onto a page before trying to put it into a story with music.
Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.
Blending genres is something that I respect for artists because it gets them out of their comfort zones.
Music isn’t supposed to be structured, it’s supposed to mean something.
To me, if there is a song that resonates with you and you want to perform, it shouldn’t matter what genre it’s a part of.
Blending genres is something I have always been very open to and encouraging of.
Tell us how you deal with rejection.
Rejection is hard whenever it comes, but I always remind myself that opportunities come and go.
When I fail in one, I know that there is another one around the corner. I see rejection as just room for improvement and growth.
Elaborate on what compels you to sing.
I sing to connect. Growing up, I remember first listening to music and realizing that whatever I was going through, someone else was going through as well.
Music unites people. It is something we all love and connect to…
Tell us how you record your vocals.
I record my vocals with my current producer, Buddy Hyatt, in his Nashville studio.
I give the song everything I have in a few takes and then narrow in on making my dialogue, diction, and pitch-perfect to my standards.
Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.
I use Pro Tools mostly for my recording.
Discuss the selling of CDs and the selling of digital files through digital stores.
Selling CDs can be a powerful tool, especially at live shows.
However, I think selling digital files through digital stores is the most effective tool in distributing music today because of how convenient it is for the listeners.
Digital stores are so widely used which is why I find promoting them helps my career more than selling physical CDs.
Elaborate on the song.
“King of Hearts,” is a song about intense heartbreak. It is about falling in love with someone who breaks your trust, your heart, and your mind.
I remember writing this song in such a dark place, but realizing, through music, it turned a hard situation into a work of art. My pain became beautiful and powerful.
Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.
My artist’s name is Erin Gibney, which is my given name.
The title of my latest EP, Bold, came from the feeling of empowerment that I felt the day I moved to Nashville. I felt “Bold” for the first time in my life!
The title of my single, King of Hearts, came from the feeling of sparks and excitement that I originally felt in regards to the person this song is about.
They made me feel like how I imagine Las Vegas to always be. The reference comes from that feeling.
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Singer-Songwriter, Erin Gibney, Announces Release of New Single
March 1, 2018
Following the release of her latest EP, Bold, Erin Gibney puts out a new single about heartache and broken trust. Lyrics like, “I was doomed from the first touch…” “Wish I had seen it from the start…” “He’s a King of Hearts, but he’ll tear you apart…” paint the story of her hurt.
Gibney says the song derives from a dark time in her life but says this song turned her pain into power.
Erin Gibney is a country singer/songwriter from New England who moved to Nashville in 2017.
She attended Belmont University as a Music Business major and worked on her debut EP, Bold.
She has auditioned for television shows such as NBC The Voice, American Idol, and America’s Got Talent.
Gibney’s love for performing drove her to sing in places like Douglas Corner and Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant.
“King of Hearts” is a song about broken promises and a broken heart.
It is about being naive in the face of lies until you ultimately get hurt.
Despite its heartbreaking tone, Gibney says this song turned her anger into a work of art. She says telling this story through music made it beautiful in her eyes. She explains while the situation is something she was hurt by, she was ultimately reborn from it.