As the North Carolina singer celebrates his 43rd birthday on May 3rd, we look back at the 10 must-hear non-singles of his career. The title track is a pitch-perfect piece of heartland rock, opening with big, distorted power chords before giving way to fiddle and acoustic guitar. First, telling the story of a down-on-his-luck dude firing up a joint after a breakup, it finds the sweet spot between heartbreak and hard-ass that Church inhabits so well. Rushing towards an early grave may just be a way to dull the pain, but as Church makes clear, the real work comes after finding something to live for. With its droning opening guitar riff, acoustic percussion, and falsetto vocals, the track is a foot-stomping blend of country and psychedelic jam-rock that only grows more hypnotic as the song progresses. Misunderstood deep cut that bears the bigger Springsteen-sized stamp.
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Eric Church is facing his fears, both imaginary and real, in his new single, "Monsters. The song's lyric is a twist on the familiar theme of a child's irrational fear of the monster under the bed. But as the song progresses, he admits that he's turned to prayer to face his all-too-real challenges as an adult. The arrangement builds throughout the second verse of "Monsters," adding a throbbing bass and drum part that helps imbue the song with a much more hopeful tone as Church hits the second chorus. An interestingly angular electric guitar solo lifts the middle section before Church closes out the track by unexpectedly bringing the lyric back around to childhood fears, bringing it back down to simple acoustic chords as he finds himself by his son's bedside, comforting the boy as he confronts his own fears. Church teamed with Jeff Hyde to co-wrote "Monsters," which is the third single from Desperate Man following the album's title song and Church's most recent No.
With a sound that evokes strong feelings and perhaps memories of long road trips through deserts, Church has long written music that could easily wind up on the soundtrack to a David Lynch or perhaps a Quentin Tarantino flick. This year, he released his sixth studio album, the typically staggering Desperate Man. We spoke to Church about all of this and so much more…. How old were you when you started, playing and singing, and writing? Eric Church: I started singing at a younger age. I can remember being a kid, and I sang.
In this Nov. Justin Bieber is launching a docu-series about creating his new album on YouTube, the platform where the singer originally got his start in music over a decade ago. The episode series will follow the pop star while he records his first new album since Before releasing his debut song in , Bieber gained popularity from posting his performances of cover songs on YouTube.