Cole Bradley is country’s newest stud to hit the Music City airwaves this summer and Celeb Secrets Country is giving you everything you need to know about him.
Growing up listening to the likes of Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw, Bradley first graced the stage at the young age of five. Since then, Cole has fostered a passion for performing and sharing his music with others. Originally from Western Canada, Cole moved to Nashville to expand his musical career, which he said “feels like an entirely different world.”
Last month, Bradley released his new single “What We’ll Get Into” and we just CAN’T get enough of it. The fun and upbeat tune will leave you craving more for the perfect summer vibe.
“This is a true story of a couple years back when I started dating this girl. I wrote this song about how it feels to jump into a relationship and just click with that person right away,” explains Cole, about this single. “This song describes the ‘honeymoon phase’, right at the beginning of any relationship when there are no worries or drama, etc. Everybody’s been there, it’s crazy, chaotic, fun and nothing else matters. I had such a blast writing this song with my fellow co-writers and working on such a fun and exciting story.”
CS Country caught up with Bradley recently to talk about his music and what’s to come for the rest of the year. Take a read at the Q&A below, and catch him at perform at The Local on June 7th at 4:30PM during the 2018 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN.
You released your single “What We’ll Get Into,” which is such a fun song! What made
it stand out to make it your single?
Cole Bradley: “This song was the perfect first single as it sets the tone for the upcoming record!
“What We’ll Get Into” has a driving groove, unique percussive elements as well as a
super fun story. This song itself lets the audience know what to expect from the new
record – fun, summer, up-beat music!”
Are you making a music video for this song? If so, what can you tell us about it?
Cole Bradley: “As of right now, we don’t have a plan to shoot a music video as our next single we
will be doing a huge music video release. Although, if the fans want a music video for
“What Well Get Into” I am sure we can deliver sometime in the future!”
How would you describe your sound for those who haven’t heard you yet?
Cole Bradley: “Let’s just say, if Kenny Chesney and Rob Thomas from Matchbox Twenty morphed into one person – it would be close to how I feel my sound would be. I grew up
listening to country music but I always enjoyed pop music – I’d like to say that my
sound consists of country music writing with funky pop production elements. My
heart is in country music, so all my songs are from an honest place and a humble
story. I just like to add a few cool elements whether it be a cool bass riff or heavy
percussion (like the pre-chorus in WWGI).”
What make you different from other country-songwriters?
Cole Bradley: “I could argue the thing that makes me different from other country-songwriters is
that I’ve experienced a lot at the age of twenty that maybe those a lot older have not
experienced. I dealt with loss at a young age, which really taught me how precious
life is. I have also been lucky enough to travel to third-world impoverished countries
which gave me some real perspective on this world and how privileged we are here
living in North America. These experiences have allowed me to write songs that may
be different than the “rest of the pack” as I learned a lot about life in my twenty
years. Although, having said that, I know that I still have so much more to learn!”
Are you working on any new music? If so, what can you tell us about it?
Cole Bradley: “Yes, we started writing and recording this new record over a year and a half ago and
it was such a blast! The songs we are about to put out have a mix of everything –
whether it’s a rowdy party track or a heartfelt ballad I feel like we have songs that
anyone at any age can relate to! My previous record was recorded when I was in
high school, whereas this one has a little more depth as I’m in this stage of my life
where I am trying to figure out exactly where I want and need to be. I am very proud
of the finished product and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
What can we expect from you the rest of the year?
Cole Bradley: “New music, new stories and new shows! We have all these new stories to tell
through these new songs we are releasing and we are expecting to have shows all
over North America. I’m looking forward to getting back up on stage performing for
old fans, and of course new fans as well. The live show is why I play music so I’m
ready to get out there and give it my all!”
What advice do you have for other aspiring singer-songwriters?
Cole Bradley: “For me, the most important thing an aspiring singer-songwriter can do is take care
of their music and craft. It’s easy for an artist to get lost in the business side of this
industry but if someone has a solid live show and GREAT music – the rest will sort
Since we are Celeb Secrets Country, what is a secret or fun fact about you?
Cole Bradley: “Great question! What many people do not know is that I did some acting growing up
and was the lead in my high school production of “Footloose.” I had to do a dance
solo in the play and man was it awful! But in the end, it was all fun. Acting is for sure
a passion of mine so maybe one day I can combine country music in the theater! Who knows?”