Heart, the first of 3 brand new Eric Church albums is available now.
Heart, &, Soul is the 3 album project that all arrive within 8 days of one another.
& — arrives exclusively for Church Choir members (Eric’s fan club) on Tuesday, the 20th
Soul — arrives next Friday the 23rd.
While he has 3 albums coming out, Eric says it was never his intention to create a multi-album experience, “I think that everybody wants to know why Heart & Soul and it’s interesting. I think for me, I didn’t go in there trying to make two albums or three albums. That is not what I tried to do; that is not what this was about. But I think it was about a moment, and what I found when I listened back to the project is there were a lot of songs that had heart in them or cars or guitars or music, and I think that’s because that’s what was on my mind at the time. And what I found that was interesting is there were two groups that they were this kind of song and then this kind of song that kind of grouped together. And then there was this middle five or six songs and I didn’t know where they went. They were cool. And then the thought was raised — do they belong together and that’s the first time that three albums (idea) came out.”
Most artists can point to that one song that kicked everything off for them in the creative process of making an album, and Eric Church can too. He knows exactly which song is the “heart” of this project, “So, ‘Heart On Fire’ was the first song we recorded when we got to North Carolina. I already had pretty much, I wrote this song by myself, but I already had this song on the rails and we were heading down the path of what this was going to be. I thought we needed to kind of break the ice and get started on something, you know, we were doing something that was tough to do – writing the song the same day we were record it. This was the song that was kind of the icebreaker for the whole project, and I credit this song a lot for getting us to where we ended up getting to with the project.”
Check out the studio video of “Heart On Fire” from Eric Church right here…
Photos Courtesy of Eric Church