“It’s different,” Church told Radio.com. “And I don’t know how people are going to judge it, that’s up to the people to decide, but no, it’s different.”
Eric Church has been teasing new music since late last year with cryptic messages and videos. His latest video for “Give Me Back My Hometown” is just as vague.
Released today (Jan. 3), the soaring ballad is a departure from his upcoming album’s lead single and title track “The Outsiders,” which Church unveiled late last year.
More than a dozen country, rock and reggae artists will perform for Rock the Ocean’s two-night festival next year.
A day after his latest teaser video for “The Outsiders” was taken down, Church released a new clip that asks fans to “focus on the clues and stay on course.” Which appears to mean, forget about that Taylor Swift business.
The latest teaser video from Eric Church is titled “One Will Rise and One Will Fall,” and it’s accompanied by an equally mysterious message. “The Outsiders fought the good fight,” it reads, “now it’s time to shed a light on everything the masses need.”
With Tim McGraw hitting No. 1 (again), Garth Brooks about to release a new box set, and others like Joe Diffie and Marty Brown gaining new fans, we have to wonder: Is country music in the midst of a 1990s comeback?
Today’s rock charts showcase folk, indie, and electronic sounds, while in country, artists like Church, Brown, and Jason Aldean are aiming for a louder, more guitar-driven sound. Is this the future of the format?
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Recently released single “The Outsiders” is the first taste of Church’s new album, which is set for release early next year. The singer also revealed another new video teaser.