East Nashville-based singer-songwriter Derek Hoke has a new record coming in October, and he’s ready to share one of its songs with readers.
The title track of Hoke’s forthcoming album, “Bring the Flood” is, as Hoke describes it, a “girl done me wrong” song … but “more biting” and “more aggressive” than those that have appeared on his past projects. Unwilling to be “the victim of love” any more, Hoke reversed the idea and made “Bring the Flood” into “a revenge-type tune, emotionally speaking.”
“Written late one night on my old Fender Telecaster, the lyrics came in short little bursts. Almost like text messages. That’s definitely what the first line reminds me of,” Hoke tells The Boot. “So I kept writing it that way … All the while, I’m really the Big Bad Wolf. That was the other part of it … Because that’s how she presented herself to me. Now I’ll do the same.”