Eric Church Releases ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’ Video
Eric Church has given off plenty of cryptic messages and hints about his upcoming album, ‘The Outsiders.’ With the debut of the album still a few weeks away, the singer has released the video for the second single, ‘Give Me Back My Hometown,’ allowing fans another glimpse of what to expect from the new set of tunes.
The video, directed by Peter Zavadil, features Church singing as an ominous story plays out, including a priest presiding over a roadside funeral in a rundown part of town. Church says the characters in the video will make appearances throughout the remainder of the album, allowing a story to unfold in the entire project.
Church has been hinting that ‘The Outsiders’ will be unlike anything he has done in the past. He released, and then withdrew, a teaser video on his website that included the hint, ‘One Will Rise and One Will Fall.’ The album’s title track, which he performed to a standing ovation at the CMA Awards, quickly soared into the Top 10, proving that Church is on the right track with his latest record.
“‘The Outsiders,’ the first single, is a great taste of what this album is going to be,” Church tells Billboard. “We were pushing the envelope and doing things that we hadn’t done, creatively and artistically.”
‘The Outsiders’ will be available on Feb. 11. Pre-order the album here.