World Premiere

Song Premiere : “Saddle Me Up” – D. Columbus

D. Columbus has been active in the music industry for over 30 years. Notable for his versatility, the self-taught multi-instrumentalist — who is a seasoned guitar player, bassist, backing vocalist, singer, live sound engineer and music producer — has taken part in fourteen studio albums, earning recognition from the Maple Blues Awards and more. Best known for his collaborations, it’s D. Columbus’ turn to debut his own solo album, demonstrating a mastery of writing catchy feel-good songs that speak to the heart and bring people together. Produced with Angel Forrest and Ricky Paquette, 11 Dollar Bill is a stompin’ good time. Sensitive yet powerful, D. Columbus has an impressive vocal range. While surrounding his precise yet gravelly voice with full orchestrations that combine guitars, bass, drum, keys, fiddle and pedal steel, he unveils an honest country-pop music — there’s an emotional rawness to it and that’s what makes it so real.

Spirited and fun, the track “Saddle Me Up” conjures a euphoric feeling, and we’re very excited to be premiering it today on LiL!

From the Artist : I wanted to conjure that euphoric feeling you get when you hear the musical dialog between great musicians on “Saddle Me Up,” taken from my new record, 11 Dollar Bill. Spirited and fun, “Saddle Me Up” embraces my love of innuendo and tongue-in-cheek humour – the song speaks for itself. I’m not your typical country singer; I am inspired by all sorts of music. I sing from the heart and I also like to have a stompin’ good time. This album is exactly that! The recording process was a challenge, yet it was so rewarding to create magical moments with my band. In the end, 11 Dollar Bill was recorded in Montreal, Nashville, and British Columbia over a two year period. I remember when Dimitri Lebel-Alexandre (pedal steel), Tommy Gauthier (violin), and Ricky Paquette (guitar) were exchanging riffs and solos, blowing the roof off the studio. The hair was standing right up on my whole body thinking to myself, “Wow, I’m the luckiest man alive to witness these amazing musicians doing their thing.” Everybody’s story is everybody’s story… I’m hoping that you will be able to see yourself in these songs, which are full of imagery and heartfelt messages.

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