Eric Church Selects ‘Like a Wrecking Ball’ as Next Single [LISTEN]
Eric Church has released his new single "Like a Wrecking Ball," and the singer isn't being shy about the song's subject matter.
"It's about ... It's about sex," Church says in the video above, taken at a February 2014 show at Joe's Bar in Chicago, before playing the tune. "I've never been a big fan of being cute and using a lot of innuendo. I think if you're talking about sex, you should just talk about sex."
It's obvious from the song's lyrics that Church isn't worried about hiding what "Like a Wrecking Ball" is about: "That whole house is gonna be shakin’ / I hope those bricks and boards can take it," he sings. "But I won’t be surprised / If the whole damn place just falls / Wanna rock you, baby, like a wrecking ball.” But even if it makes some fans uncomfortable, the acoustic tune offers a nice change of pace from Church's rock-based songs.
Church co-wrote the track with Casey Beathard, who contributed to a number of other songs on The Outsiders, including "That's Damn Rock & Roll," "Devil, Devil (Prelude: Princess of Darkness)," "The Joint" and the album's title track. The singer notes that listening to his latest record, in order, is key.
“For me, The Outsiders is almost a concept album. It doesn’t really work when you start pulling songs out of it,” Church says. “It’s not the same listening experience."
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