NASHVILLE, TN. – (March 18, 2019) – The second single, “Eyes Closed,” by veteran Marine and Louisiana singer and songwriter, Steven John Simon was announced exclusively on The Country Note on Friday March 15.
“Eyes Closed” describes the attraction between a man and a woman whose paths cross at a bar. Not only is the attraction so strong that it pulls them towards each other, but there is also a deeper, immaterial connection that Simon could see with his eyes closed,” said Janeen Megloranzo, The Country Note. “The lyrics allow the listener to visualize the connection and desire between the two as Simon’s heartfelt and charming vocals bring those emotions to life.
“…’cause her lips landed there on mine and
I could see every move I made
When I ran my fingers up and down her skin
I knew this wasn’t our last first kiss
I saw it … yeah I saw it with my eyes closed
With my eyes closed…”
There are certain songs that draw you in with their melody and keep you there with their lyrics. “Eye’s Closed” is definitely one of those songs. I wanted to put out a love song that people could connect with and I’m so excited and proud to put this song out there for the fans,” said Steven John Simon. “I hope that they enjoy listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to life.”
“Eyes Closed” was written by Casey Carpenter, Bryce Mauldin and Josh Johnson and recorded in Nashville by Larry Beaird at Beaird Music Group studio with renowned industry session players, Mike Rojas on piano (Wynonna, Justin Moore, Big & Rich, David Ball, Luke Bryan, Stevie Nicks, FGL, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Dylan Scott and Drake White); Troy Lancaster on Electric Guitar (Jimmie Allen,, Dustin Lynch, Good Ol’ Days, Blake Shelton, Chase Rice, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Janson,Brett Eldridge, Joe Nichols, Trace Adkins, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy); Mike Rinne playing Bass (Lindi Ortega); Steve Brewster on Drums (Locash) and Larry Beaird on Acoustic guitar (Charley Pride, Willie & Merle Haggard, Joey + Rory and more)
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About Steven John Simon:
Steven John Simon was discovered on social media platforms by an A&R Rep forHeart Songs Records and was swiftly signed to a management production deal with the label. His social media growth is on fire. Over the course of a few months he has developed a fan base of country music fans that are encouraging him to pursue his music. They want more! Steven was born and raised in Louisiana. He is a family man and loves being a single father to his two children Navika & Cole. Steven works in the oil field as did his father and most of the men in his family. He ventured into the oil field after serving our country in the Marine Corps. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton (California) for two years and then spent three years on security at the Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa & Singapore. Steven is currently a Subsea Engineer which includes the operation and maintenance of the Blowout Preventers (BOP’s). Steven became interested in singing at the age of 20, but put his dream on the back burner to serve our country. It was his daughters desire to start pursuing a career in music that led him to start pursuing his own dream. He wanted to lead by example and guide Navika in her own journey. “What a better way to help my daughter, than show her how it is done.” They really are supportive of one another, they recently traveled together to audition for The Voice. Steven said recently in an interview, “My main reason for pursuing it now is to show my kids that anything is possible if you WORK for it! No one will hand it to you, you have to make it happen.” Steven released his first single, produced by Larry Beaird, “Tongue Tied” on 11.30.18 which made its debut on Itunes Hot Tracks. Steven’s second single, “Eyes Closed,” was released to all digital platforms on March 15.