Speaking directly to fans in a video message delivered to them today (Jan 21), reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church revealed that he will release three albums in April.
“I have three albums coming out in April. They came out of my 28 days in the mountains of North Carolina, where the songs were recorded and written. The collection is entitled Heart & Soul,” Church said. The titles of the three albums individually are named Heart, &, and Soul.
In a message sent to the Church Choir earlier today, Eric made a special announcement. Church Choir pre-order begins Thursday, January 28. Public pre-order begins Friday, January 29. pic.twitter.com/S2PnfxXXhV
— Eric Church (@ericchurch) January 21, 2021
In keeping with his longtime commitment to put fans first, Church created the middle album, &, specifically for Church’s fan club—the Church Choir—and will make it available exclusively to those fans and only as a vinyl record on Tuesday, April 20. The other two albums, Heart and Soul, will be available everywhere on Friday, April 16 and Friday, April 23, respectively. Pre-orders for all three albums begin next Friday, Jan. 29.
Pushing the limits of his artistry, Church dedicated himself to a month-long creative process that resulted in this 24-song collection, which features an elite list of songwriters who joined the secluded marathon writing and recording sessions. He spoke a bit about his creative process at CRS in 2020.
“I’ve always been intrigued when a song is born in a writer room—there is a magic that happens there,” Church says. “I wanted to put that in the studio form. So, every day, we would write a song in the morning and we would record the song that night. Doing it that way allowed for the songwriters to get involved in the studio process and the musicians to be involved in the creative process. You felt a little bit like you were secretly doing something that was special, and you knew it… You started going, ‘hmm, wait ’til the world finds out about this.’”
Longtime producer Jay Joyce and backing vocalist Joanna Cotten, as well as his touring band, played alongside some of Nashville’s most talented studio musicians on the albums.
“It’s been a long 10 months. With the power of music and love for each other, we will get through this, we will gather again soon. I cannot wait to play this music for you live,” Church said as he concluded his video message.
Heart Track List
Heart On Fire (Eric Church)
Heart Of The Night (Eric Church, Jeremy Spillman, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell, Travis Hill)
Russian Roulette (Eric Church, Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell)
People Break (Eric Church, Luke Laird)
Stick That In Your Country Song (Davis Naish, Jeffrey Steele)
Never Break Heart (Eric Church, Luke Dick)
Crazyland (Eric Church, Luke Laird, Michael Heeney)
Bunch Of Nothing (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde)
Love Shine Down (Eric Church, Casey Beathard, Jeffrey Steele)
& Track List
Through My Ray-Bans (Eric Church, Luke Laird, Barry Dean)
Doing Life With Me (Eric Church, Casey Beathard, Jeffrey Steele)
Do Side (Eric Church, Casey Beathard)
Kiss Her Goodbye (Eric Church, Casey Beathard)
Mad Man (Eric Church, Casey Beathard)
Lone Wolf (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell)
Soul Track List
Rock & Roll Found Me (Eric Church, Casey Beathard, Driver Williams)
Look Good And You Know It (Eric Church, Jonathan Singleton, Travis Meadows)
Bright Side Girl (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Scotty Emerick, Clint Daniels)
Break It Kind Of Guy (Eric Church, Casey Beathard, Luke Dick)
Hell Of A View (Eric Church, Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell)
Where I Wanna Be (Eric Church, Casey Beathard, Jeremy Spillman, Ryan Tyndell)
Jenny (Eric Church)
Bad Mother Trucker (Eric Church, Casey Beathard, Luke Dick, Jeremy Spillman)
Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones (Casey Beathard)
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