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INTERVIEW: Levi Hummon

Hi Levi, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been great. Me and the band have been touring like crazy since the start of 2017. We’ve been out with Michael Ray, Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard, and Eli Young band. Oh and I released my first single “Don’t Waste The Night”.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Don’t Waste The Night”?

I was driving to the writing session for “Don’t Waste The Night” and I heard this Ed Sheeran song on the radio. I was immediately drawn to Sheeran’s dark melodies and uptempo lyrics and I knew I wanted that in a song. I walked into the write and told my cowriters what I wanted for this vibe, so Josh Thompson and Matt Dragstrem went there with me. The song immediately stood out on the road and fans kept asking when they would be able to download it. So we decided to release it.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I drew upon past relationships and moments when you’re far away from a girl you want and even love — then suddenly all you want is to just have them closer. Life’s too short and every moment counts.

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording process was great. My producer, Jimmy Robbins, and I sat in the studio and really thought out emotionally what the song meant. We tried to capture that emotion along with matching how I performed it live. It really just felt special once it was finally mixed and mastered. I remember driving around for a week playing the song over and over.

How has your upbringing influence your writing and yourself personally as an artist?

My dad’s a songwriter here in town and he wrote songs like “Cowboy Take Me Away” and “Bless The Broken Road”.  I remember getting ready for school as a kid and hearing these songs be started in the morning and finished in the afternoon. So from a young age I understood the creation of a song. I always understood what it meant to stay true to your own unique voice and also how powerful one song can be.

Does your new single mean we can expect a new material – if so, how’s that coming along?

I can say that we have a lot of awesome music and I’m so excited to share it with y’all. Other than that I’ll keep you guys waiting.

Do you have a title in mind for a larger project? If so, how do you come up with titles for you EP’s and songs?

Well, no plans as of now other than we’ve recorded a ton of music. We released an EP last year when I hit the road with Billy Currington and Kelsea Ballerini to introduce myself as an artist. I went with a Self Titled EP title, and honestly it’s just what felt right. With song titles I just look at what the hook is and what looks best on paper.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yeah we are off to Chicago for Windy City Smokeout this July. Then hitting the road with Hunter Hayes and Michael in the fall along with a bunch of upcoming stuff. Can’t wait to fill everyone in.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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