Britton Buchanan, runner-up on The Voice season 14, releases his debut single, “Cross My Mind,” two years later.
Initially, Britton had other plans, he revealed in a recent interview with iHollywoodTV. Immediately after the season ended, Britton and his coach, Alicia Keys and the band from The Voice, headed into the studio and recorded a track. “We made it in this place called Neptune Valley, which is on Paul Allen’s estate, which used to be Rock Hudson’s estate.” Britton explained. “I was playing all these guitars owned by famous people.”
Britton was really proud of the outcome, which he described as a “big rock and roll record.” But, then one day, “it was just a decision.” Britton said, “I should try to do this, but make it a little more accessible, a little more mainstream, a little more commercial, and try to make it familiar enough so that you can drag them under the surface and give them something deeper.”
In the meantime, Britton began co-writing for the first time–he had always written by himself. He discovered several co-writers, including Derek Furman whom Britton collaborated with on “Cross My Mind.”
“It’s about lost love and the inability to let go,” Britton said of the song’s meaning. “Whether that be a person or a place.” Britton initially thought he wrote it about a person, but now when he plays it, he thinks of his hometown, Sanford, North Carolina. The singer recently relocated permanently to Los Angeles.
Listen to “Cross My Mind” by Britton Buchanan below.
After Britton dropped the song, he took to social media to thank his fans. Read his heartfelt message below.
Well, the day is finally here. Cross My Mind is now yours. Then again, it’s always been yours. If not for you, I wouldn’t be where I am right now–up way past my bedtime writing you a letter just to say…thank you.
Thank you for the love, the support, and for the inspirations. It carries me day to day and drives me to become whatever I can be. I will forever be indebted to each and every one of you.
I hope you enjoy what you hear, and if you do, spread it like wildfire. Share it with your family and friends. Sing to it in your car–windows rolled down and the radio blasting. Dance to it in your kitchen when you’re cooking. Fall in love with it or to it. Fall out of live with it or to it. Let it be to you whatever you need. Let it be yours. We don’t make music for ourselves. We make music for whoever needs it most.
Thank you again. Now a day you don’t cross my mind. Peace and love, BB