Eric Church Tips His Hat To Classic Rock Songs In New Song, ‘Heart On Fire’

Photo Courtesy Eric Church
Photo Courtesy Eric Church
Photo Courtesy Eric Church

Eric Church just dropped “Heart On Fire,” another new track from his forthcoming three-part album, Heart & Soul, and fans can’t get enough.

The song serves as the opening track of the Heart portion of the album and was written solely by Church. The upbeat tune is reminiscent of some of Church’s earlier work and showcases his country and southern rock influences. 

Destinated to be a memorable moment during Church’s live show, “Heart On Fire” finds Church looking back on a young love while referencing several classic rock hits such as “New York Minute” by Don Henley, “Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses and Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up.”

“We weren’t old enough to drink but we damn sure did it/ Hat turned backward singin’ ‘Paradise City’/ That look on your face was full of young desire/ Soakin’ my soul in gas and settin’ my heart on fire/ Heart on fire,” he sings. 

“‘Heart On Fire’ is the first song on the Heart album, and normally if we had four songs about heart, with the way we used to do this we would cut three of them out and we’d do one,” explains Church. “It started to be cool that this time we could lean into that sameness and the themes where you can put the songs together and know we wrote these within this much time of each other.”

Pre-orders for Heart & Soul are available to the general public now. The middle portion of the album, &, will be released as a vinyl record available exclusively to Church Choir members. 

Church revealed plans to release the three-part album in a video message to fans on January 21. 

“I have three albums coming out in April. They came out of my 28 days in the mountains of North Carolina, where the songs were recorded and written. The collection is entitled Heart & Soul,” he explained. 

Heart will be available on Friday, April 16, & will be available for the Church Choir on Friday, April 20 and the final portion, Soul, is set to release on Friday, April 23. 

Click above to listen to “Heart On Fire.” 

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