Ashley Clark, ‘Greyhound’ [Listen]
Ashley Clark’s debut solo single "Greyhound" is bittersweet. Sweet is the singer’s pop-friendly voice, but bitter is the anguish in his story about love lost, perhaps forever.
The chorus of this song is what fans will remember and find themselves humming later today. “I need to get on an airplane, fast train, greyhound leave town / Quit work right now, somehow get to you / That’s what I need to do,” Clark sings during “Greyhound,” the title track from his new EP. Sonically he's similar to Dan + Shay.
“I really need to hold you close let you know / This is real what I feel / I don’t want no one else after all we’ve been through / I wanna tell you I love you / That’s what I need to do.”
Mutt Lange produced Clark, a Virginia native who some may recognize as part of Sons of Sylvia. Each verse is more subdued, with the singer breathing regret into every word. The second verse goes:
“Yeah it won’t be easy / Telling you the truth / 'Cause sometimes it scares me knowing how much I need you / I must’ve been crazy or out of my mind / Cause now I know I can’t let you go and I’m running out of time.”
Clark shows promise, both as a songwriter and performer. A well-written song is nothing without sincerity, and he sings “Greyhound” like he lost the girl yesterday.
Why Fans Will Love It: Clark's vocals lean pop, but the production keeps him more squarely pinned in the country format than acts with similar sounds.
Key Lyrics: “I need to get on an airplane, fast train, greyhound leave town / Quit work right now, somehow get to you / That’s what I need to do."
Did You Know?: Clark is of the Clark Brothers, winners of The Next Great American Band. They would change their name to Sons of Sylvia and open for country acts like Carrie Underwood.
Listen to Ashley Clark, “Greyhound”