For New Jersey singer/songwriter Colton Kayser, Place To Settle is more than just the title for his sophomore release. It’s an honest plea from a young man coming into his own as an artist after years of hard work. It meant putting pen to paper and creating new work after countless gigs on a cross country tours. It meant honing his voice and settling into his music, a unique mix of pop and Americana. It meant, after a period of personal upheaval, finding himself settled. Place To Settle, out July 30th, is the follow up to his 2014 self-titled debut, which scored a nomination for Record of the Year at the 2014 Asbury Music Awards.
Today, Elmore is premiering “Love Of My Life” from Kayser’s upcoming release. The singer told us a bit about the song’s inspiration, saying, “the central theme of this song is reconciliation, and is written from the perspective of someone who is constantly on the road. I don’t think being a musician is really a choice. I feel like it’s something you innately have to do, and you kind of let the rest of the chips fall where they may. This can affect relationships, and I think the protagonist of this song, for me, has realized that you need to find a balance between doing what you love, and being there for people you care about.” It’s a sweet, melodic track that blends pop-rock with hints of guitar-driven, country twang to create a gentle, swaying rhythm. Kayser’s lyrics are playful yet longing, and they paint an honest picture of a crossroads between love and pursuing an artistic career. “Big dreams and little money, everything I need except you honey,” Kayser sings in his confident tenor, offering a heartfelt love letter from the road.