Eric Church releases his triple album Heart soul in April, and the country star is set to release a new single from the massive project with the effervescent “Heart on Fire”. Church and his collaborators recorded Heart soul during a month-long writing trip to the mountains of North Carolina in early 2020, and the singer told his record label that the song ended up being a catalyst for the whole project .
“Heart on Fire” was the first song we recorded when we got to North Carolina, ”he recalls.“ I had pretty much already, I wrote this song on my own, but I already had this song on track and we were heading towards what it was going to be. I thought we kind of had to break the ice and get started on something, you know, we were doing something that was hard to do – writing the song the same day we were recording it. It was the ice-breaking song for the entire project, and I credit this song a lot for getting us to where we got to with the project. “
“Heart on Fire” is a rhythmic and inspired piece of southern rock which returns on a young love. Accompanied by longtime backing vocalist Joanna Cotten, Church references a number of classic rock songs throughout his memories, including Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up”, Don McLean’s “American Pie,” “Paradise City” by Guns N ‘Roses and “New York Minute” by Don Henley.
“Radio on but static was heavy / I couldn’t make out any words except ‘Take me to the lift’,” he sings. “That look on your face was full of wild desire / Soak my soul in gas and set my heart on fire.” The song is Church’s main track Heart album, and he previously told his label that “normally if we had four songs on our hearts, with the way we did that, we’d cut three and make one. It started to be cool that this time around.” we could build on that similarity and themes where you can put the songs together and know that we wrote them within that time frame of each other. “
The North Carolina native will take his triple album to the road this year with the start of his 55-city Gather Again tour in Lexington, Ky. On September 17. The tour will cross North America over the next eight months and conclude with a performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 20, 2022.