Aaron Jurd rides Midnight Train into new single

It’s been an exciting musical ride for Aaron Jurd so far, and he continues the journey with new single, Midnight Train, out today, May 21.

Midnight Train has elements of Jason Aldean, Devin Dawson, and Blake Shelton throughout it, with a definite Nashville-type modern country sound.

“The influence from Jason Aldean can be heard in this song a lot more than other tracks I’ve released previously,” the Lake Macquarie artist said.

Midnight Train came about after the award-winning songwriter was strumming chords on his guitar.

“A melody started coming to my head and the words followed that,” Jurd said.

“I didn’t know the direction of the song initially and didn’t know what I wanted to say, but the music started talking and I wrote what was coming into my head. I really found a direction for it once I wrote the first verse.”

The song tells the story of a girl who dislikes her job working in a bar, pouring drinks for truck drivers and working for people who don’t respect her.

“One way that I can help her escape that, is on a first date and make her forget about that work-related stress,” Jurd said.

“This idea hadn’t been going through my head at all; I had a day where I just felt like sitting down and writing a song and whatever I was feeling came out in the song.”

The accompanying clip, shot by Eyes and Ears Creative’s Jeremy Minett reflects the escaping reality theme of the song as Aaron and the girl working behind the bar head out on a date and a few drinks and was shot in locations in and around Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

Midnight Train, released on May 21 on all digital platforms, is the sixth single from Jurd, as he works towards his second EP.

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