Eric Church "The Outsiders World Tour"
with special guests Dwight Yoakam and Brothers Osborne
"I really see this album as a game-changer for us," Eric Church says of The Outsiders, his fourth album and the follow-up to his platinum breakthrough Chief. "I want people to understand that we're here and that we will be reckoned with."
Although Church has already built a reputation as a restless creative force while blazing an unconventional path to country superstardom, The Outsiders represents an audacious quantum leap. The aggressive set, which consists almost entirely of Church compositions or co-compositions, finds the iconoclastic singer-songwriter-guitarist covering a dizzying amount of musical and lyrical ground, taking advantage of a wide range of sonic options to construct an adventurous, consistently thrilling ride. The result is Church's most revealing, personally-charged statement yet—and one that challenges many of the accepted rules of contemporary country music.
"It was time for us to up our game," Church asserts, adding, "This record is what we'vebeen trying to do all along. We've gotten close before, but this is the first one where we've really been able to just go for it and take it to the next level. We went into this with the feeling of 'You haven't really seen what we're capable of yet; nowwe can really do some stuff.'"
The Outsidersachieves that goal and then some, staking out new levels of musical and emotional depth while channeling the same rebellious spirit that's always been Church's trademark. With his longstanding live band providing forceful, distinctive backup and longtime producer Jay Joyce helping to bring the songs to life with an inventive array of exotic sounds and arrangement ideas, Church delivers some of his most compelling performances to date, while honoring the old-school idea of the long-playing album as a creative canvas, rather than a mere hits-plus-filler vehicle.
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