High Valley’s Kids a Big Influence on ‘Dear Life’ Album
Brad and Curtis Rempel of High Valley have three kids between them, and the older of the two brothers admits family life plays a heavy influence on songs they wrote and chose for their debut album on Warner Music Nashville.
Especially the title track. "Dear Life" is in many ways a letter to their kids, Brad tells Taste of Country Nights. There's a line that goes, "You think you'll stay forever but someday you won't," that's inspired by 5 and 7-year-old dreams.
“My kids always talk about how when they get married they wanna live in the upstairs of our house and me and my wife can live in the basement,” Brad says. They don't quite understand the weight of it, but his kids appreciate that they're included in the song.
"Don't Stop" is another that's about kids. Curtis has one son, a 2-year-old that's very into sports. Together the "Make You Mine" singers enjoy family time as much as time on the road. Sometimes their worlds collide and it's a win-win.
Dear Life is a bluegrass-inspired country album that often fuses two genres together. "Make You Mine" is a bluegrass rock track, while Brad Rempel admits "I Be U Be" is a merging of bluegrass and electronic dance music. The brothers enjoyed success in Canada before making Nashville their full-time home. In 2016 they toured with Blake Shelton and Martina McBride and played Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo.
Watch: High Valley Share the Story of "Dear Life"