After almost 6 months of teasing a song titled “Dirt Road When I Die” on social media, quickly rising singer-songwriter Dylan Marlowe has finally dropped the long awaited track. The song is accompanied by 7 others on Marlowe’s new EP, “Dirt Road When I Die,” making this his first multi-song release since signing with Sony Music Nashville, and his largest project to date.
Several previously released songs make an appearance on the EP, including Marlowe’s label debut from earlier this year, “Record High.” “You Were Right – Nat’s Song” is also apart of the track list. The sweet tribute written to his now wife, Natalie, is the most recent release from Marlowe, dropped just before the couple’s wedding in late May.
“Dirt Road When I Die” also features a handful of brand-new tracks, the most anticipated being the namesake of the project, which until today was an unreleased fan favorite. “Dirt Road When I Die” is essentially Marlowe describing what his “final request” would be when his life comes to an end.
“When you send this old boy on his way / Let’s raise some hell for old time’s sake / Line up the Fords and Chevrolets / Take the long way to my resting place”
It’s a no-brainer that Marlowe chose this as the title track, especially after the response he received when he first shared the song back in February. While he’s since referred to it as the “most simple” song he’s written, he’s also stated its his favorite yet; a sentiment fans were quick to agree with.
“Dirt Road When I Die” set the bar pretty high for additional new songs, but after listening to the rest, they do not disappoint. “You See Mine” is the quintessential “I just saw my ex in another guy’s truck” song, followed by “What I Know Now,” which describes Marlowe’s growth as a person and as an artist. The latter is highly relatable – a key factor for any song to be successful – so I’m sure it will rack up countless streams in no time.
The fourth new release, “Rich Kids,” is a must-listen that I think will swiftly become another favorite for many. It feels like summer, it’s nostalgic, and honestly, it’s just a damn good country song.
“We didn’t have much but we had it all back when / We were just a bunch of red dirt rich kids / Some red dirt rich kids”
All in all, the entire EP is incredibly authentic, staying true to Dylan Marlowe‘s country upbringing and his Statesboro, Georgia roots.
Marlowe is currently apart of HARDY’s “the mockingbird & THE CROW” Tour, and is set to join Jordan Davis on the road this coming fall. You can also catch the Georgia-native on stage at the Ryman as he makes his Grand Ole Opry debut this Sunday, 7/9.
Check out Dylan Marlowe’s new EP “Dirt Road When I Die,” now streaming on all platforms.