Writing about topics not often heard or spoken about is just one of the qualities I love most about Erik Dylan as a songwriter, and as a recording artist. He is unapologetic and unafraid to venture into unknown territory with his craft. His songs are written on experience or interactions in his own life and he’s developed the ability to captivate an audience whether it’s by sincerity or shock value.
His latest single “Pink Flamingos” has the potential to be a surprising hit with a lot of listeners and it could definitely stand out among the current trends on country radio. When I first heard this song live a few months ago, I was a little taken aback by its lyrics. With lines like, “said he left town but everybody knows, he’s buried in the front yard pushing up pink flamingos,” Dylan’s new release reminds me of the Dixie Chick’s “Goodbye Earl.” The guitar tones give it a slightly playful feel but the lyrics themselves are straight from the hip.
With his Kansas farm boy upbringing, Dylan has the dedication and drive to make it far in the country music industry. He may be unorthodox, but he’s something that is missing in mainstream country right now. I can’t wait to see which songs end up on his own full-length albums someday. Erik Dylan is one to watch for now and in the future.