Why Wasn't This Song a Hit?

by

comment

Two years ago, I Nine had a major-label record deal, an iTunes Single of the Week and band-to-watch status. Then the song stalled on the charts, the album never got a CD release, and the North Carolina band disappeared from everyone's radars.

Why? "Seven Days of Lonely" was one of my favorite songs of 2008, and the rest of the album, Heavy Weighs the King, was very likable pop-rock. Why didn't I Nine break out? Was it the cello player? Was it the the fact that Chad Kroeger produced one of their songs? It certainly wasn't singer Carmen Keigans' fault — she's strong throughout the album.

You can watch "Seven Days of Lonely" above. It's a great song. Hopefully it will be rediscovered and become the monster hit it should have been the first time around. —Michael Gallucci

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.