Ian Flanigan finished third on The Voice season 19 last fall. And now, he just released a new single “Grow Up,” featuring his coach Blake Shelton and written by Jon Nite, Chase McGill and Jessie Jo Dillon. Craig Alvin produced the track for Reviver records.
The country singer’s interesting lifestyle includes playing gigs across the country, traveling in a trailer with his fiance and daughter on board. Ian has also been sober for five years, and serves on the advisory board of Hope Rocks, the New York organization that supports those who are struggling with addiction, depression and social isolation.
As far as Blake’s involvement, Ian told Music Mayhem that after signing with Reviver records, his team “…thought it would be awesome if Blake would want to jump on the track. We reached out to see if he had any interest, and he did!” Ian noted Blake’s “…history of helping previous contestants from the show and I’m so grateful for his generosity and that the timing worked out for us to do this.”
“Grow Up is about living it up, no matter what age you are,” is how Ian describes the song. “Coming out of the wild year that was 2020, I feel this song is a great reminder of the feeling I always get from live shows, touring, and kickin’ it during the summer. I hope this song brings some of that ‘forever young’ vibe to everyone listening.”
On Monday May 17, Ian and Blake are set to premiere “Grow Up” on The Voice Top 9 performance show. Check out the “Grow Up” lyric video below.
Ian Flanigan “Grow Up” feat Blake Shelton