After two years, the Zac Brown Band is finally ready to release a new album. 2015's Jekyll + Hyde showcased a different sound from the band, featuring a mixture of sounds and styles.
Now, the group is returning to the style of their early hits like "Chicken Fried" for their upcoming album. The new release, titled Welcome Home, is set to hit the shelves on May 12.
Leading up to the album's release, the group has debuted its lead single. Titled "My Old Man," the song was produced by Dave Cobb, who is known for working with artists such as Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson.
"My Old Man" serves as a tribute to fathers and explores the strength of father-son relationships. As the narrator, Brown sings of how much he idolized his father as a child:
"He was a giant,
And I was just a kid.
I was always trying,
To do everything he did."
The song comes to an emotional conclusion, as Brown sings of a son trying to fill the shoes of his father who passed away.
"My Old Man" features simplistic, acoustic instrumentation, which creates a soft sound that suits the song well. It also showcases the vocal harmonies nicely, and leaves Brown's voice stunningly vulnerable when he's singing alone.
The band debuted the lyric video for "My Old Man" on Thursday (February 2). It features a personal touch, with photographs of the various band members spending time with their fathers. That personal element means that the song is sure to tug on your heartstrings when you watch the video below.
Based on this song, we can't wait to hear the rest of the material on the Zac Brown Band's new album.
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