Redferrin: ‘Old No. 7’ – EP Review

Redferrin releases his debut EP, Old No. 7, out now, February 16th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project here.

One of our favorite things to do here at Country Swag is to highlight and champion artists early on in their careers. Redferrin, an artist we truly believe in is making his major-label debut today with his brand new EP. The Warner Music Nashville signee shares his new project called, Old No. 7. 

“It feels good to finally be releasing a project rather than singles,” shares Redferrin in a recent press release. “I got to be super hands-on and craft the stories the way I wanted them to be told, and it’s very special to me. I’m excited for people to really get a feel for who I am and what kind of music I make.”

Throughout Old No. 7, Redferrin leans into his Tennessee roots, showcasing his talents as both a singer-songwriter and a producer. The record features seven distinct songs that speak to Redferrin’s talent and diverse musical interests. Fans of Morgan Wallen are sure to fall in love with his creativity and knack for storytelling that is evident from the first single on the project, fan-favorite and viral song, “Jack and Diet Coke.”

“You won’t know the difference when you mix it with some whiskey // It’ll still get you buzzed up just right // Don’t believe it, kiss me, boy, still gon’ get ya tipsy // So I did and your lips taste just like // Jack and Diet Coke // Jack and Diet Coke // Now, baby, all I want is Jack and Diet Coke // Jack and Diet Coke”

The record continues with two more songs called, “Lose Her For Nothin'” and “Miss Summer.” The former tells the story of heartbreak in a way that feels like an anthem. Redferrin gives listeners the nostalgia we are all craving on the standout track, “Lose Her For Nothin'”. While on “Miss Summer”, the song reminisces about a summer love. The tune reads as a true and honest depiction of a quick, but impactful romance. After just one listen, fans will be hanging on every word of “Miss Summer.”

Redferrin continues to bring the honesty on the next tracks of the EP. “Just Like Johnny” talks about being stuck in your ways. The singer compares his relationship to Johnny Cash and June Carter. Redferrin remains honest about the vices that may get in the way.

While honesty is a common thread throughout the EP, no song is as genuine as track 5, “Doin’ Life.” According to the singer, the song is one of the most vulnerable songs he has ever released. It capsules his struggles with mental health and the pain he has felt throughout his life. “I’ve battled with depression in the past and have lost friends to suicide, so it was really important to me to tell this story and put this song out into the world. Music kept me going through the hard times and I hope that someone comes across this song right when they need it too.”

“Lucky to even be alive, the way I was doin’ life // Hardly made it through the nights, I was fighting suicide // Every day feeling low, like it’s just the way it goes // When you come from down the road, you get used to getting by // Just trying to survive, the way I was doin’ life // Felt like I was doin’ life, yeah”

On the final two songs of the project, “She’s Like Whiskey,” and “Champagne In The Morning,” Redferrin continues to prove his talent. “She’s Like Whiskey” leans into the hip-hop influence in the singer’s repertoire, while “Champagne In The Morning” captivates you from the first note complemented by the intriguing production.

Redferrin’s first official outting, Old No. 7 is one of the best releases of the year so far. The record has songs that will stay stuck in your head for days, while still addressing real stories and experiences. Redferrin is an artist to look-out for.

Old No. 7 Tracklist:

  1. Jack and Diet Coke (Blake Redferrin, Jake Saghi, Kevin Bard)
  2. Lose Her For Nothin’ (Blake Redferrin, Cooper Bascom, Rose Falcon)
  3. Miss Summer (Blake Redferrin, Chris Loocke, Michael Tyler)
  4. Just Like Johnny (Blake Redferrin, Micah Wilshire)
  5. Doin’ Life (Blake Redferrin, Jarrod Ingram, Blake Hubbard)
  6. She’s Like Whiskey (Blake Redferrin, Jake Saghi)
  7. Champagne In The Morning (Blake Redferrin, Tawgs Selter, Jacob Hackworth)

Country Swag Picks:

  1. “Lose Her For Nothin'”
  2. “Doin’ Life”
  3. “Jack and Diet Coke”
  4. “She Like Whiskey”

Redferrin releases his debut EP, ‘Old No. 7,’ out now on all streaming platforms.

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