Rob Drabkin has been working with Dirty Canvas Music to release new track It’s A Beautiful Day, producing a cinematic folk record, perfect for as we hit Spring.

Rob spoke with The Fountain about where he draws inspiration from as well as his favourite gig to date at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

TF: A new single release, you must be excited?

So pumped! I couldn’t be more excited to release this song and message out to the world. The goal when writing it was to create something outside my comfort zone yet something that still feels authentically me. It’s a sound that is unlike I’ve ever released and that makes it all the more exciting.

TF: With the title, It’s A Beautiful Day, can we expect a summer anthem?

I sure hope so. Sometimes my friends ask if I ever get my own songs stuck in my head. Yes! That’s definitely been the case with It’s A Beautiful Day, lol. The song has been my own personal anthem and mantra since we wrote it last fall. It has great momentum since its release last week and I hope it keeps growing.

TF: And where did you draw your musical inspiration from?

The message we wanted to convey was simple: get up, get out, and find something beautiful in every moment. What makes a day beautiful are the actions we take to better ourselves and those around us. It’s easy to let news, politics, relationships, or our own self-doubts hold us back. This song is a simple reminder to turn each day into a beautiful one.

TF: Are you going to be promoting this with a tour, are we likely to see you play live soon?

Absolutely! I love playing live. It’s really what drove me to pursue music in the first place. I have a lot of friends and fans outside of Colorado and a lot of new people to meet.

TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?

I still can’t believe I had the chance to perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre! I was asked to open for Styx and REO Speed Wagon a few summers ago. As a Colorado native, I grew up seeing my heroes and my favourite bands perform at Red Rocks. It truly is a magical venue. Walking on stage and looking up at all those music fans was a humbling feeling that I’ll never forget.

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