A few months back I received an email from Corey Rice over at Aristo Media Group about a new upcoming artist who had just released his first music video for his single “Wild and Free”. With no hesitation I clicked opened the link to the video and was in awe by the craftsmanship and the overall product that was presented. Nate Green was now one of the guys who I just had to talk to for an exclusive interview.
Nate Green who is originally from Kentucky came to Nashville to pursue country music at a whole other level. He’s not your typical twang “I just left my wife now i’m sitting on the back porch drinking a cold miller lite” type of artist. He takes his lyrics and twists them into a poppy country song that would even make the best country musicians proud. He reminds me of a new age Keith Urban, with catchy lyrics and showmanship that wows the ladies.
Sitting down with such a wholesome and musically determined person was definitely an honor. I hope you enjoy the look inside this rising star!
- How was shooting the music video for Wild and Free? It was incredible! It was my first music video, so I wasn’t expecting to be on a set for about 20 hours in the middle of the desert haha, but it was a great first experience.
- What’s the best part about shooting music videos? Any perks you enjoy? Well, that was my first one, but as I have dived into a few more I would say the biggest perk is really seeing your vision come to life in a song. Since I write my own material, it’s pretty awesome seeing the entire transition from just a little idea of the song itself, to this huge production of its video – I would say that is what I love most.
- Did you write Wild and Free? If so what was your inspiration for the song? Yes, I did! I based the song around the line that came to me first, which was “maybe we ain’t living well, but we’re living for ourselves and that’s life.” It’s about a reckless kind of love that makes sense in your life when nothing else really does. I wrote it from a ‘living on love’ standpoint, and it’s all about a time in your life when maybe the only thing going right for you is this relationship you’re in that allows you to feel wild and reckless while also experiencing a freedom you’ve never felt before. The song came to life both lyrically and instrumentally while I was traveling the world, and I think the fact that I was experiencing so many of those feelings while creating this track really helped add an honest and unique flair to the song.
- Where do you see your place in country music? That’s a good question. I think all the greats have kind of made their own space in the format, done something different to really stand out and present their own kind of country music. I think, and hope, that my upcoming music it will really stand out here in town because of the risks involved in creating it. I definitely want to be known as a risk taker and the kind of artist that you can never anticipate what I’m going to do next.
- What’s your favorite venue to play in Nashville? 12th and Porter!
- What country artist do you look up to? I really admire Keith Urban. His writing skills and talent just blow my mind, and I most definitely want to have longevity in my career like he does.
- When are going to release the album featuring Wild and Free? Soon! It’s in the works, and I can’t wait until my fans hear it!
- Was music part of your childhood or did you acquire music as you got older? It was always part of my childhood, but as I got older I began to understand my calling for it. Right out of high school, I would say, is when I couldn’t ignore my passion for it.
- If you could describe your music in one word what would it be and why? Shocking – I think at first listen, it’s a lot to take in. There can be so many blends of instruments or sounds that you haven’t necessarily heard together that will throw you for a loop. Whether its the melody, or lyrics or the overall sound of the song, it’s a different kind of Country music and at first listen it may surprise you!
You can check out the music video for “Wild and Free” below
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