Photo Credit: Dustin Veitch
2018 is looking to be a stellar year for Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based Alex Runions. He’s not only garnered four SCMA awards nominations but he’s also launched his fourth single, “FM Dial,” to Canadian country radio on April 16.
Summer is fast approaching and you know you want that certain song to take you back in time, to remember your summer love and everything that goes along with those memories, to make you smile. Well, “FM Dial” will do just that. As well as being a fun upbeat tune, it’s also a classic love song that takes you back to a summer night when you experienced that feel good love that happens when someone special enters your life and how you want the night to never end.
“FM Dial” was written by Goran Kralj, Lacy Green, and Emily Earle and produced by Johnny Gasparic at MCC Recordings in Calgary, Alberta. An interesting fact about this tune: in the 14 years of playing and writing music, this is the first song that Runions released and recorded that he does not have a songwriting credit on.
Because he doesn’t have writing credit, Runions reveals how this song came to be.
“My manager, Leslie Mitchell of Grin Like a Dog Songs, Nashville, Tennessee and I decided to look for some outside songs just to see what was out there. “FM DIal” was pitched to us (along with about 50 other songs) and we narrowed it down to about the top six songs. The final decision came down to the fact that I loved this song because I really relate to what it is saying; two people who are connecting one night, everything is aligning and they just don’t want it to end. It’s a simple four-on-the-floor driving song and I love a good driving song. I think it is has staying power by not trying to be the flavour of the week. It is just a good song in my opinion and I hope everyone loves it.”
“FM Dial” will take you back when you were “forever young in the summer of ’69” and have you cranking up the volume on your radio as you drive around town.
Download “FM Dial” here.
Hi all. I’m Nanci Dagg. I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and have lived my entire life here. There is nothing I like better than supporting local artists followed by supporting Canadian artists. Although I was a classic rock gal, my go to genre is country. Something about this music that just makes me feel great. I can be found at most country music concerts and shows (from someone’s house to really large venues) taking lots of pictures. Music and photography are two of my passions. Add to this mix, writing about artists, well let’s say, life doesn’t get better than this.