Danielle Bourjeaurd - "Lakeside" (Independent): This Ontario-born and raised country singer/songwriter first made a splash in 2014 by co-writing "Sunday Afternoon Hang" with Tom Cochrane, a tune that was a chart-topper for TC.
She has been living and working in Nashville for the past five years, and has a worldwide publishing deal with Frank Davies' Let Me Be Frank and Ole Media Management.
"Sunday Afternoon Hang" was a raucous country-rocker with a real party vibe, and Bourjeaurd's new single, "Lakeside," is cut from the same carefree cloth.
In the hook-filled song, she celebrates "chilling out and grilling out" with her pals, pledging to "just stay here and drink under the stars." Lyrically and musically, "Lakeside" has all the trappings of a bro country song, but hey, girls just wanna have fun too, right? The accompanying video, directed by Emma Higgins for Toronto production company The Field, captures the beach frolics neatly.
In a press release, Bourjeaurd explains the authenticity of the party-hearty lyrics this way: “I am a lake girl. It’s my life, and it’s what everyone I know does every summer. It’s like ‘what island are we going to, where are we wakeboarding, and where’s the best place to put a line in the water?’ I am the same in the winter: ice fishing, four wheeling, sledding. It’s just the way I am built.”
The track is the first single taken from her debut EP, Country Sorta Way, coming out on Sept. 15. Out just in time for the tail end of the summer fun, "Lakeside" has a real shot at radio. Mike Rice and RPM Promotions are working the track to radio, with Paula Danylevich handling press.
Trivia: Danielle's father Phil was a prominent bluegrass musician in Ontario, sharing stages with the likes of The Good Brothers, and she got to sing at bluegrass festivals from an early age.