For his sophomore album, singer-songwriter and ‘Every day Bumps’ star Bryan Lanning headed again to the nation, and he tells MeSlop why ‘Identical City’ represents a sound that’s more true to his’ roots.’

For Bryan Lanning, Identical City is not only an album – it’s an opportunity for him to actually discover his voice as a musician. Prior to now, the multi-talented, multi-hyphenate entertainer has launched music that had fallen nicely beneath the Pop umbrella. But, on SameTown, launched earlier in July, the California-born singer-songwriter goes nation. Over twelve tracks – together with the raucous “Hey!” and the romantic “Golden State Of Thoughts” –Bryan connects with a extra rustic sound, one which he says is extra in tune together with his previous.

“I just lately realized I wished to chase one thing that felt genuine to who I was,” Bryan says to MeSlop. “I grew up on a rustic life-style within the mountains of Idaho, and though I reside in California now, my roots are within the nation.” Bryan was born in San Diego to a single mom, and at age six, he and his household packed their baggage and relocated to Idaho to reside close to his maternal grandmother. Although he had already developed a ardour for music – at age 5, he already had a cassette assortment that might impress any hipster in Brooklyn right this moment – it was in Idaho that he took the primary steps in the direction of his music profession. His grandmother, who supported his pure expertise, enrolled him within the Idaho Youngsters’s Opera. He sang within the college choir and continued to pursue music whereas rising up.

Whereas residing out within the “Gem State,” Bryan developed a love of nation music. He additionally discovered the love of his life. In 2008, he married his highschool sweetheart, Missy, and shortly afterward, they bought all their possessions and headed west – to California – in hopes of beginning a household and discovering a greater life. The couple would do each in an surprising manner. They created a YouTube channel referred to as Every day Bumps to doc their household planning journey. It could turn out to be an Web sensation, with thousands and thousands tuning in to observe as Missy and Bryan welcomed two stunning boys – Oliver and Finley. The channel presently boasts 5 million subscribers, with followers tuning in to see the Lanning household’s newest adventures – together with Bryan’s music profession. On prime of his inventive output, he’s launched Cali Co. Music, his personal skilled recording studio.

His earlier releases – like 2015’s “This Is House,” 2016’s “Idaho,” and his 2017 album, This Is Us – had been slices of pure pop pleasure. Nonetheless, one thing was lacking, one thing that he wouldn’t discover till Identical City. “I’m very a lot a storyteller, and Country music permits me to do this,” he tells MeSlop. “I wished extra guitars and extra storytelling to essentially encapsulate the Country life-style whereas additionally sharing my love for California.”

Identical City is out now.