Shawn Richard Releases New Single “I Don’t Wanna Go There”

Cover art for Shawn Richard's single "I Don't Wanna Go There"

Emerging East Coast country singer-songwriter Shawn Richard is back with a brand new single I Don’t Wanna Go There”. This release speaks to a time when he was unsure about a past relationship and dealing with depression.

I Don’t Wanna Go There” is a great song from this Canadian country artist. It showcases Shawn’s songwriting skills and has helped solidify his place as a serious songwriter in the Canadian country industry.

“I wrote this song a number of years ago and it has taken on a couple of different meanings, and has served a couple different purposes,” Shawn explains. “It’s about hardships in a relationship and trying so hard to see the good in a situation but not knowing if that’s enough. It’s also helped me through depression as it expresses how I feel about the world during those times.”

He continues, “the lyrics ‘I don’t wanna say I’m sorry, say I love you, I just wanna be quiet’ and ‘I don’t wanna go there, I don’t wanna make you cry’ are both very deep feelings I’ve had when battling depression.”

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It’s been an interesting year for the music industry, and it’s been no exception for Shawn. With his live shows all cancelled and Atlantic Canada forming a bubble to help combat the global pandemic, it’s been challenging to record new music and to get in front of fans.

But that hasn’t stopped Shawn from creating new music. “This year has had its downfalls, but it also gave me a chance to sit back and realize how much we actually take for granted,” he explains. “I realized more than ever that music is my passion and I want to run with it.”

So that’s what he’s been doing … running with it and chasing his dreams.

“I Don’t Wanna Go There” is the third single that Shawn Richard has released. Since his debut release “All My Tomorrow’s” in 2019, Shawn has been working hard to make a name for himself within the Atlantic provinces. Recorded in Nashville, “All My Tomorrow’s” landed in the top of the iTunes charts and made him one to watch.

His sophomore single “Right Side Of Wrong” was one of the most downloaded songs at Canadian country radio. Now, with “I Don’t Wanna Go There,” Shawn is looking to extend his reach across the country.

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About Shawn Richard

Shawn has had music in his blood since day one. Coming from a large musical family, he was inspired to play and sing from his favourite peers … his family. Richard broke out on the New Brunswick music scene in 2017 when he won the Saint John Idol competition. This was the moment that kicked off his career, and he has hit the ground running ever since

As one of the only few openly gay country artists in the industry, Shawn has been breaking barriers in the Canadian country music scene.  Shawn is leading the way for change in representation.

2020 may be almost behind us, but with the release of “I Don’t Wanna Go There” 2020 is gearing up to be a banner year for this Saint John, New Brunswick Artist.

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In country music, the Front Porch has long been a place of reflection. A place where you can look at the life you have inside that front door. A place where time almost seems to stand still, where you can get away. It’s also a place where you can go to observe the world as it passes by you. To think about your place out there beyond the driveway.

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