Eric Church has been a busy man this year, despite not being able to tour or perform live in front of fans. We’ve heard “Stick That In Your Country Song,” currently climbing the charts at Country radio, as well as follow up “Bad Mother Trucker” which chronicles the rebellious swagger of a female truck driver earning respect on the road. “Crazyland” is much different though and it’s obvious at first listen. It has almost a whimsical sound to it, personifying the emotions that come with love lost.
“Let me take your hat friend, tell me what’s the matter / ’Round here folks call me the mad hatter / That’s Sad in the corner with his heart on his sleeve / Talking to Regret who’s never gonna leave / Over there playing pool is Fool and Lost / And tending bar tonight that’s All My Fault / We all just hang out and listen to Blues / Sing his songs ’cause there’s nothing else to do in… Crazyland”
Church, along with Luke Laird and Michael Henney wrote the song and in typical Eric Church fashion, it really makes you think about the lyrics. The singer-songwriter depicts sort of two different versions of himself as an artist: one you’ll hear in “Drink in My Hand” or “Smoke a Little Smoke” and the other you’ll hear in songs similar to “Crazyland” or “Some of It.” It’s almost the rock ‘n roll, no cares in the world guy versus the deep-thinking, insightful family man. Not many artists can pull this off so well and use his words and lyrics to really make you stop and think.
In a recent interview with radio host, Bobby Bones, the nine-time GRAMMY nominee told Bones that he actually dreamed the song’s chorus and wrote the verses to accompany it upon waking up. If you’re a fan of Church and his songwriting skills, there’s more good news, he also added that there will be more new music coming.
“I think this is a great first stick point to what is going to be a lot of music and is going to be a very long process,” Church told Bones. “It’s the most special project of my career and we’re gonna treat it that way. So I think this is something we’re gonna have a lot of fun with over the next period of time, whenever we get to go back and be somewhat normal.”
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