Steve Moakler talks about the inspiration behind his song “Slow Down,” off of his new album, Born Ready.
Rising country-rock singer-songwriter and heartthrob Steve Moakler recently debuted his highly acclaimed fifth studio album, Born Ready. The 12-track compilation explores a more Springsteen side of the man behind Dierks Bentley’s “Riser.”
The new record adds just the right amount of rock ’n’ roll to Moakler’s traditional country foundation.
“This album was inspired by the road,” Moakler says. “Not just the road that I’ve been on playing music, but the road that we’re all on, trying to close the distance between where we are and where we want to be.”
One of the album’s highlights is the slow guitar-driven jam “Slow Down.” With Moakler’s smooth, twangy vocals and humble romance-driven lyrics, it’s the perfect accompaniment to down-home laid-back date nights.
Recently the Pittsburgh native — now based in Nashville — released a short behind-the-scenes video in which he explains the inspiration behind the song: how success and time on the road led to a loss of a sense of home till he met his wife, Gracie, and how he lives with the tension of being torn between who he loves and what he loves.
See Moakler talk about “Slow Down” in the video below.
For more information on Steve Moakler and his upcoming tour dates, visit his website.