Track appears on trilogy of April albums
After confirming plans for his highly anticipated three-part project, Heart & Soul, in a video message directly to fans in his Church Choir last week, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and current GRAMMY nominee Eric Church continues to reveal elements of the collection with the release of a new song off the Heart album called “Heart On Fire.”
“‘Heart On Fire’ is the first song on the Heart album, and normally if we had four songs about heart, with the way we used to do this we would cut three of them out and we’d do one,” explains Church of the heartland anthem characterized by a greasy, southern stomp. “It started to be cool that this time we could lean into that sameness and the themes where you can put the songs together and know we wrote these within this much time of each other.”
The new release offers a further glimpse at the results of Church’s marathon writing and recording session in the mountains of North Carolina early last year, which produced a three-part, 24-song collection produced by Church’s longtime collaborator Jay Joyce, featuring his touring band as well as backing vocals by Joanna Cotten.
Heart is set for Friday, April 16th on CD and LP and Soul for Friday, April 23rd on CD and LP everywhere via UMG Nashville. The middle album & is set for Tuesday, April 20th and is only available to Church Choir members on vinyl. Exclusive white vinyl options were made available to Church Choir members on yesterday (Thurs, Jan 28th), with Heart and Soul selling out in less than an hour. & is still available as of press time.
In addition to releasing new music, Church will also take to the field at Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium next Sunday, February 7th to perform the National Anthem with R&B star Jazmine Sullivan ahead of Super Bowl LV.