Evan Boyer waxes nostalgic about a simpler time on sparkling new single, “Cedar Creek”

Dallas, TX-based Americana singer-songwriter Evan Boyer has just released a gorgeous new single, “Cedar Creek,” from his forthcoming album, “The Devil in Me,” due out in June. Boyer recently sat down with @skopemag to talk about this gentle, nostalgic reflection on the carefree, back-in-the-day weekends at a family lake house.

@skopemag: Hi, Evan! Thanks for joining us. Tell us about your amazing single, “Cedar Creek.” What inspired it, and what is it about?

Evan Boyer: Well, honestly, it was one of the last songs I had written on this album. I kinda thought to myself the album needed a song with a happier vibe. I had this guitar lick that I’d been messing around with for a while, and one night it just kinda clicked. The lyrics go back to when my wife and I first started dating, and we’d go down to her family’s lake house without a care in the world. I love where we’re at now in life, but it’s nice to look back and reflect on simpler times.

@skopemag: Are there particular lyrics in the song that really resonate for you? Which ones are they and why do they stand out?

Evan: The bridge actually always stands out to me, where I sing about the boat needs fixing and the grass is ankle-high, because even now that’s always the case; those lyrics are true to this day. Luckily, my brother-in-law is pretty handy with the boat, but I’ve been stranded on that thing every summer.

@skopemag: Tell us about your songwriting process for this song. How did it come together?

Evan: Ya know, this was one of the easier writes that I’ve had because it just came together pretty quickly, and that’s probably because I really didn’t have to dig down deep for this one, it was all easy and good feels… which was a nice change of pace, ha ha.

@skopemag: What do you hope listeners take from hearing this song?

Evan: I hope it takes them to wherever their summer is. I hope it takes them to their happy place, wherever that may be.