Eric Church’s ‘Desperate Man’ Title Track Is Pure, Swampy Southern Rock [LISTEN]
Eric Church's new single, "Desperate Man," is the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" meets his own "Chattanooga Lucy." Co-written by Ray Wylie Hubbard, the song is the first from a forthcoming new album of the same name; readers can press play above to listen.
"Fortune teller told me / 'No more last chances / You've got no future at all' / Oh, but I ain't listenin' / Black-hearted gypsy," Church sings in the second verse of "Desperate Man." The chorus is swampy and pure Southern rock, but simple: "But, hey, what can I say? / I'm a desperate man / I said hey, what can I say? / I'm just a desperate man."
Church's longtime producer, Jay Joyce, produced "Desperate Man."
During a livestream on Thursday morning (July 12), Church revealed his plans for new music. Desperate Man is due out on Oct. 5; Church Choir fan club members will automatically receive the record as part of their membership.
"The album is done," Church revealed during his brief livestream, "and we are back."
Church last released new music in 2015. On Nov. 4 of that year, he surprise-released Mr. Misunderstood, secretly sending it out to his Church Choir members without any sort of announcement beforehand. The record has been certified platinum and spawned four No. 1 singles.
Church's most recent single, "Round Here Buzz," went to radio in April of 2017. He spent much of 2017 on the road on his Holdin' My Own Tour. This year, he's been playing festival dates here and there; fans can visit EricChurch.com for a list of upcoming dates.
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