I wasn’t expecting to like NBC’s newest hit show Songland. Would it be cheesy? Would it downplay the importance of songwriters? Reality shows aren’t always known for promoting quality people (the more outrageous and dramatic, the better), so I was a bit apprehensive.
Imagine my surprise when I fell in love with the show. You can’t really go wrong with legends at the helm like Ester Dean, Shane McAnally and Ryan Tedder, just for starters. I found myself immediately drawn into the authentic world they created on the show (and missing my Nashville days). In a nutshell, these three legends collaborate with up-and-coming songwriters to create pop smashes worthy of artists like The Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Kelsea Ballerini and Meghan Trainor.
Speaking of smashes…let’s fast forward to Episode 3. A star was born, and I’m not talking Lady Gaga. A name you won’t soon forget: Able Heart.
If Eminem and The Weeknd had a musical baby…he might be the love child. The production. The voice. The swagger. WHERE HAS THIS GUY BEEN HIDING?!
It doesn’t take a second listen to recognize the star power Abel Heart possesses. Check him out below. Good luck getting “Greenlight” out of your head for the next week…or two.