Love Is Your Name

Love Is Your Name

"Love Is Your Name"
Single by Steven Tyler
Released May 13, 2015
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 3:30
Label Dot
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Steven Tyler singles chronology
"(It) Feels So Good"
(2011)
"Love Is Your Name"
(2015)

"Love Is Your Name" is a song by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Written by Eric Paslay and Lindsey Lee, it is the lead single from Tyler's forthcoming debut solo album, which is expected to be released later in 2015. Like the album is expected to be, the single is a country song. The song was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with backing band Loving Mary and was produced by Dann Huff. The single was released on May 13, 2015 to all digital platforms.[1]

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Promotion 2
  • Commercial performance 3
  • Music video 4
  • Chart performance 5
  • References 6

Background

Tyler moved to Nashville in January 2015 and has been working with songwriters on new material for his album since then. "Love Is Your Name" was the first song that came out of those sessions.[1] In April, Tyler officially signed a record deal with Scott Borchetta's Dot Records (a subsidiary of the Big Machine Label Group).[2]

Tyler explained that his appreciation for country music has deep roots, identifying The Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Dan Hicks, and The Lovin' Spoonful, artists he listened to growing up, among his influences in country and folk.[3]

The song begins with an autoharp, a musical instrument rarely heard in modern country music. The song also features fiddles and banjos. The song has been compared to Mumford & Sons, both due to its inspiring tone and its similar instrumentation. The song is also described as "harmony-rich" and "[not] quite like anything else on country radio at the moment". Tyler himself describes it as being "a little bit between Steven Tyler and Mumford & Sons and the Everly Brothers."[3][4]

Promotion

On the day of the single's release on May 13, the song premiered on 120 mainstream country radio stations across the United States through iHeartMedia. Tyler was also interviewed about the song on the Bobby Bones Show, which is syndicated to 80 radio stations and also available through digital subscription. On television, Tyler was interviewed by Nancy O'Dell; this interview was broadcast on CBS This Morning and Entertainment Tonight. Later that evening, on the season 14 finale of American Idol, Tyler performed the song, followed by a duet with Idol third-place finisher Jax of the Janis Joplin song "Piece of My Heart".[1]

On June 13, Tyler will rejoin his Aerosmith bandmates for the Blue Army Tour, which will send the band to 17 locations across North America through August 7 of 2015. After the tour, Tyler plans to return to the studio to finish his country album.[3]

Commercial performance

The song debuted on the Country Airplay chart at No. 33, helped by hourly plays on iHeartMedia stations in its first day of release on May 13.[5] It also debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 27, selling 25,000 copies in its first week.[6] The song debuted at 75 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music video

On July 3, 2015, Tyler released the music video for "Love Is Your Name" on Facebook and YouTube. The video was directed by Trey Fanjoy.[7]

Chart performance

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 54
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 75
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 33
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 19

References

  1. ^ a b c "Aerosmith Singer Steven Tyler: More 'Love Is Your Name' Solo Single Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Hudak, Joseph (6 April 2015). "Steven Tyler Signs With Big Machine to Release Country Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Mansfield, Brian (13 May 2015). "Steven Tyler releases first country single". USA Today. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  4. ^ """Song Review - Steven Tyler's "Love Is Your Name. Saving Country Music. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Gary Trust (May 19, 2015). "Tyler Farr Scores First No. 1 on Country Airplay, Steven Tyler Debuts". Billboard. 
  6. ^ Matt Bjorke (May 20, 2015). "Country Music’s Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of May 20, 2015".  Sales figure given here
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Steven Tyler : Love Is Your Name".  
  8. ^ "Steven Tyler – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Steven Tyler.
  9. ^ "Steven Tyler – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Steven Tyler.
  10. ^ "Steven Tyler – Chart history" Billboard Country Airplay for Steven Tyler.
  11. ^ "Steven Tyler – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Steven Tyler.