Every town, regardless of size, has its hometown heroes. Depending on place, the nature of just what makes someone a hero to their people is unique. But those of us who live vicariously, our responses are interchangeable; it brings us enormous satisfaction to see someone we know “make it,” as if by one less degree we can own a piece of their celebrity. We adore any opportunity to offer up “we told you so,” or try and outdo our friends with just how long we knew a person before “they got big.” Nashville is lucky to have many talented individuals who rise to great things, and because the media’s parascope is currently in this city’s direction, the general public is that much more likely to know about our heroes as well. We’d like to tell you about one of our heroes at i+w, this week’s Our Choice: Mikky Ekko.
We know Mikky as “Steve” and we are proud to have been a longtime believer and supporter of his music for years, even inviting him to perform at i+w in the early stages of our supper+song series (R.I.P.) two years ago. This year, Mikky Ekko inked a deal with RCA and has now released his first proper single entitled “Pull Me Down,” produced by the much-hyped beat-whiz Clams Casino and Mikky himself.
Please take the time to listen to and download “Pull Me Down,” and you too can say “you knew about him before anybody else.” We have a very good feeling you’ll have the opportunity.