(Radio.com) Eric Church is kicking off 2014 in style with his new single "Give Me Back My Hometown." Released last Friday (Jan. 3), the soaring ballad is a departure from lead single and title track "The Outsiders." The two tracks indicate the versatility that his new album will likely bring when it drops on Feb. 11.
The rootsy, nostalgic song brings Church back in time and to his hometown as he tries to get over an ex. "Damn, I used to love this view/ Sit here and drink a few/ Main Street in high school/ Up on Friday night," he sings at the track's opening as he revisits his high school football field.
With a drum machine and his familiar vocals, Church leaves his mark on the second single off his forthcoming release. In a November Billboard cover story, Church revealed that he wrote or co-wrote 121 songs for The Outsiders and said there is no irony in the album title selection. more on this story