Fresh off his powerful performance of current Top 25-and-climbing single “Stick That In Your Country Song” on CBS’ recent ACM Awards, praised by Billboard as “one of the night’s hardest rocking, most passionate performances,” Eric Church offers fans more new music with the release of “Hell Of A View,” available now.
Written by Church together with Casey Beathard (“The Outsiders,” “Mr. Misunderstood”) and Monty Criswell (“Like Jesus Does”), the romantic mid-tempo track depicts a life devoted to chasing dreams over dollars alongside the ones we love. Joined by powerhouse and longtime backing vocalist Joanna Cotten, Church sings about the payoff of such a life in the song’s chorus:
“This ain’t for everybody / Toes hanging off the ledge / Like we got nothin’ to lose / Ain’t always heaven, baby / This livin’ on the edge / You holdin’ me holdin’ you / It’s a hell of a view”
Like current single “Stick That In Your Country Song” and additional releases “Bad Mother Trucker” and “Crazyland,” this latest song was born from a sequestered session in rural North Carolina where the current CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year nominee wrote and recorded a song per day for nearly a month.
In addition to the official releases, Church has also shared previews of unreleased music with recent performances on ACM Presents: Our Country (“Never Break Heart”), Stagecouch (“Jenny”) and in a defiant spoken-word recording (“Through My Ray-Bans”).
The new music follows Church’s most recent critically acclaimed project, 2018’s Desperate Man, his sixth studio album which was named one of the year’s best by Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Variety and Vulture, also earning a Grammy nod for Best Country Album (his third nomination in the category).