Canadian country artist Alex Runions is pleased to introduce his recently released digital single release, “Take It Out On Me”, which will go to Canadian country radio on July 6th.
“Take It Out On Me” – written by Nashville heavyweights John Ozier (Lee Brice), John King (Randy Houser), and Brad Tursi (Old Dominion) – explores the push and pull dynamics of a fiery relationship through a smooth commercial country-pop delivery. It’s the first single from Runions since his 2019 release, “Heartland”.
Speaking about “Take It Out On Me”, Runions says, “I think people are always trying to work on their relationship no matter how long they’ve been together. I was drawn to this song because the passion in the relationship is relatable and real. I hope people who hear this can look at their own relationships and look at how to keep that spark and fire alive.”
Ozier – then the VP of Nashville Creative at ole Publishing (now Anthem Entertainment) – originally approached Runions’ manager, Leslie Mitchell, with the song and the Kipling, Saskatchewan native-turned Saskatoon resident immediately took an interest in it. Under the guidance of CCMA award-winning producer Bart McKay (Brett Kissel, Don Amero, Samara Yung), the essence of the song was preserved within a sleek and modern production.
The 2016 Saskatchewan Country Music Association’s “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year”, Runions enjoyed similar recognition last year with 2020 nominations for “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” for “Heartland”. On stage, he also performed at Country Thunder Saskatchewan, the Calgary Stampede, and the Dauphin Countryfest last year.
As he works more singles for later this year and the chance to return to the stage at the appropriate time, Runions is optimistic about “Take It Out On Me”, saying, “I feel an excitement for this song because the female in the story is in the power position, which sets it apart from most male country songs. She’s holding the cards and making the rules and she’s ultimately guiding where the passion of the relationship will take them. I hope others will listen and discover their own personal meaning from the song.”
“Take It Out On Me” is available on all digital platforms. On July 6th, it will go to Canadian radio.
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