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A chance meeting with a city that revived his desire to record and perform. A new professional environment that saw opportunities instead of problems in the new music business era. Not least the chance to play live so often that the songs get their own life.
Eagle-Eye Cherry was a few years ago not convinced that he would continue to wander the artist path. But a series of happy circumstances turned the hesitation into a series of exclamations. This has now led to the album "Streets of You", his fifth since the 1997 debut album "Desireless".
"I had begun to appreciate being anonymous again. Being able to hang around with my family. Play football on weekends. In addition, like many other musicians of my generation, I felt quite lost to the new era of streaming songs instead of albums" reflects Eagle-Eye Cherry today.
In that situation, the first of happy circumstances arose.
Eagle-Eye switched management after 18 years and started collaborating with one that saw only openings made possible by the new technology.
The second and redeeming factor was Eagle-Eye ending up in Nashville:
"I was eager to co-write with other songwriters and had tested it in Los Angeles, but I simply did not communicate with that town. Nashville, on the other hand, I totally loved. The general attitude, the fact that Nashville still breathes music through all the veins, that one can always go out and listen to live music. But not least that everyone applauds the one who succeeds. I got the lust back, reached a strong "aha" feeling. "
The exact location of Eagle-Eyes newly found euphoria was Blackbird Studios. For the last