Trying to make it in the unforgiving music business is not for the weak. For every triumph there's seemingly endless stops and starts, heartbreaks and disappointments. To succeed, you'll need a rallying cry. Kyle Daniel's "Don't Give Up on Me," which Wide Open Country is premiering today, is an anthem for anyone facing an uphill battle.
The song is the latest release from Daniel's forthcoming sophomore album What's There to Say? (out on March 15). Daniel says the tune is a mantra to stay on track in the face of adversity.
"This song really started to ring true in my life when I felt like people started to doubt me because of my career path," Daniel tells Wide Open Country. "It's obviously not easy to be a musician and be successful, so it's easy for people to look down on you when you don't instantly rise to stardom in this business. I felt like it was a therapy song for me to more or less say 'just let me see this through. It's all a building block game and I know where I want to be, so don't give up on me just yet.'"
Daniel, who wrote the song with Seth Rentfrow, says he was instantly hooked on the tune.
"Certain songs just hit you immediately after you've written them and you can't stop listening on repeat. 'Don't Give Up On Me' was one of those songs for me that I felt like people really needed to hear."