Eric Church has debuted his self-penned track “Heart On Fire” on Friday (Jan. 29).
Throughout the song, the country superstar drops the names of several classic sons including Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City,” Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up” and more.
“That look on your face was full of wild desire / Soakin’ my soul in gasoline and settin’ my heart on fire,” Church sings in the chorus.
Church explained, “That is the first song on the first of three new albums that I’ll have comin’ out in April. Album 1 is titled ‘Heart,’ and will be released on April 16th. The album features 9 songs including ‘Stick That In Your Country Song,’ ‘Crazyland,’ and the song you just heard: ‘Heart On Fire.’ The THIRD is called ‘Soul,’ and it’ll be released on April 23rd. We’ll tell you about the second one later. But the ‘Soul’ album is where you’ll find the current single ‘Hell Of a View,’ and it ends with this song, titled ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones.’”
Listen to the new track “Heart On Fire” below.
“Heart On Fire” is the lead single from Church’s album, Heart, the first of a trilogy of albums dubbed Heart & Soul.
Heart & Soul is a 24-track collection which features an elite list of songwriters who joined Church on his secluded songwriting marathon and recording sessions. The album was produced by his longtime producer Jay Joyce and backing vocalist Joanna Cotten, as well as his touring band who played alongside some of Nashville’s most talented studio musicians on the album.
Heart will release on April 16, & on April 20 and Soul on April 23. & will be available on vinyl exclusively for Church Choir members.
Album preorders for The Church Choir on January 28 and the general public will begin on January 29.
Heart & Soul are the follow-up albums to Church’s 2018 release of Desperate Man.