“When faced with the loneliness of tragedy, the only thing left is to take another step. Surrender is never an option,” Nashvillains’ vocalist Troy Johnson tells us about the freshly released lyric video for the band’s latest single, “Tumbling Down.”
With “Tumbling Down,” the Nashvillains, a newer creative project, have now released two singles as a band. However, the trio, consisting of Troy Johnson, Brett Boyett, and Scott Lindsey, are no strangers to the Nashville and country music scenes. Collectively, they have written and produced music for feature films, television shows, and major artists like The Chicks, Keith Urban, Cassadee Pope, James Taylor, and Lauren Alaina.
The video features plenty of somber imagery highlighting the song’s musing reflection on coping with adversity. The track has a particularly strong meaning to the group as they faced overwhelming crises, both global and personal, including one band member’s fight with cancer.
“We wanted to write something that painted a picture of the chaos in the world and the hardships that we all endure. This song has been an autobiographical journey for many of us in the band,” shares “Tumbling Down” co-writer, Brett Boyett.
Blending traditional instrumentation with a slight rock edge—and adding in Johnson’s distinctive, deeper vocals—the song has an outlaw quality. It feels like a throwback to the days when country music put a premium on musicianship and emotional lyrical depth. However, the notably crisp production reminds us that we’re indeed hearing a song blessed with the benefits of today’s technology and engineering knowhow. With “Tumbling Down,” the Nashvillains join the growing revolution of artists embracing the history of country music and bringing it to a modern audience.
Without further ado, please enjoy “Tumbling Down” by the Nashvillains and keep your ears out for the release of the band’s upcoming album through Fate Entertainment.
Nashvillains Band Photo Credit For Featured Image: Annie Noelker