Australian country megastar Casey Barnes has today released his energetic new single Come Turn Me On, a track that reminds us that there’s nothing better than coming home to the one you love. Casey has also announced a dynamic, thrilling, neon-soaked video to accompany the track. To celebrate Come Turn Me On, he’ll be hitting the road, kicking off in Adelaide for the Fringe Festival on March 7, then moving through Prince Bandroom Melbourne, Mathinna (Tas), Winton’s Way Out West Fest, Gippsland Country Music Festival, Toowoomba, the Gympie Music Muster on August 26 and 27 and wrapping up at Savannah In The Round (QLD) on October 1.
With a bunch of chart-topping singles (and albums) already under his belt, Casey Barnes is headed straight to the top again with Come Turn Me On. Evocative of country/pop crossover masters Dan + Shay and Keith Urban, Come Turn Me On is a firecracker of a single, comfortably at home on both country and pop radio and playlists. Written by Casey and Nashville-based songwriting duo Brown + Gray (who also co-wrote Casey’s number one singles Sparks Fly and We’re Good Together) and produced by production duo MSquared in Australia, a pounding beat and hooky guitars characterise this enticing track. Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, Casey explains, “I’d like to think that we’re trying to shape our own unique sound at the moment. I don’t really want to sound like anyone else…. With this single, it has that blend of modern country meets commercial pop which I’ve really connected with over the last few years. The song is about a guy who’s basically travelled around the world, seen his fair share of girls but nothing compares to coming home to the one he loves.”
The video for Come Turn Me On is a full-on production – shot as though all in one take, the clip takes the viewer through a nighttime hotspot filled with neon lights and dark, alluring bars, with clever choreography and fun piece-to-camera moments. Reflecting on the process of making the video, Casey says “We’ve gone all out with this video and I think it’s easily the most expensive clip I’ve shot to date – but we wanted to make sure this one was pretty special. My wife Michelle is a creative genius and the whole concept for this video has been her baby. Colin Jeffs from Ten of Swords Media has brought it to life. We found this incredible venue in Brisbane called Smoked Garage which is a multi-level event space where each floor has a completely different look to it, so it was the perfect place to shoot. The concept is that it’s one big party and everything has been made to look like it was shot in one take within the venue, culminating in a big high energy finale out in the side street at the end.”
Despite the global pandemic setback, 2020 was an epic year for Casey Barnes, seeing him nominated for ARIA’s Country Album Of The Year with his ARIA #1 Australian Country Album, Town Of A Million Dreams. And 2021 is set to be even bigger with Casey already lapping up four Golden Guitar nominations (2021 Toyota Album of the Year, Contemporary Country Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Vocal Collaboration of the Year), as he prepares to take his high octane live show around Australia to celebrate Come Turn Me On. Fans can expect to see the country luminary’s consistently impressive vitality and killer performance chops on full display, with a massive set including all of his chart-topping hits. Casey says, “I can’t wait to add Come Turn Me On into the set for all our upcoming shows! We’ve actually created a brand new live show for 2021, and it’s great to finally see some major festivals and events coming back after the pandemic, which we’re thrilled to be playing at in the weeks and months to come.”
Come Turn Me On is out now.
CASEY BARNES’ FOLLOWS 2 CONSECUTIVE #1’s WITH LATEST SINGLE “BRIGHT LIGHTS”
After 2 consecutive number 1’s, “We’re Good Together” and “Sparks Fly”, Casey Barnes hits the airwaves with “Bright Lights” his brand new single off his ARIA #1 Country album, “Town of A Million Dreams”.
“Bright Lights” tells a real-life story of chasing a dream, getting a taste of success but at the same time missing the ones you love back at home. Of the song Casey says, “it’s a reaffirmation that no matter how driven you are to reach your dreams, how drawn you are to what that might look like, what really matters is the people in your life who are closest to you.” In Barnes’ case it’s his wife, kids and family (and his drummer, there’s is a special bond not understood by many).
With the perfect blend of modern country pop, a great vocal hook and a huge anthemic chorus, this latest offering is set to ensure Casey continues with what’s become a break out year for him in 2020.
The Gold Coast country music star and winner of Artist of the Year (Gold Coast Music Awards 2020) is showing no signs of slowing down. The new single is a radio edit of “Bright Lights”, as featured on his latest album that debuted at #1 on the Australia Country Album Charts and #16 on the ARIA album charts. “Town of a Million Dreams” also provided us with chart toppers “A Little More”, that’s generated over a million steams, “Sparks Fly” which ignited across Australia with 7 weeks at #1 on The Music Network’s Hot Country Charts, and “We’re Good Together” that held number #1 for 5 weeks on the charts.
The release of his latest single coincides with the start of his long-awaited Town of a Million Dreams Album Tour. The tour will see Casey bring his high-octane and lively performance energy to coastal and rural towns throughout Queensland. Tour Dates and ticket link here: https://www.caseybarnes.com.au/tour
CHUGG MUSIC PRESENTS
THE TOWN OF A MILLION DREAMS TOUR
Friday 25-Sep – Highfields Tavern, Toowoomba [SOLD OUT]
Thursday 1-Oct – The Salthouse, Cairns
Friday 2-Oct – The Branc Bar, Kerribee Park Rodeo Grounds, Mareeba
Friday 16-Oct – Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast [SOLD OUT]
Saturday 17-Oct – Hamilton Hotel, Brisbane [SOLD OUT]
Friday 23-Oct – Wonderland Under The Stars, Mt Isa
Saturday 24-Oct – Wonderland Under The Stars, Mt Isa
Thursday 5-Nov – The Metropolitan Hotel, Mackay
Friday 6-Nov – Leichhardt Hotel, Rockhampton
Saturday 7-Nov – Old Bundy Tavern, Bundaberg [SOLD OUT]
Saturday 21-Nov – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville
Saturday 28-Nov – Rockin Country, Redland Bay
Special Guests this week on #MorningShow989 – Aussie Casey Barnes returns with a special preview of his latest single ‘A Little More’ as we later head over to Los Angeles for an chat with Vancouver local Terence Jack followed by a cross to Boston, MA to speak with singer/songwriter Almost Owen plus the Aussie premiere of his brand new single ‘From The Outside’.
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