We are shy of ten days until Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? drops.
Tyler Childers has enough hype around this record from fans thrilled to be getting a new record, and with the amazing single he dropped from the album “Angel Band.”
If you haven’t given that one a listen yet, you better hop to it.
Childers’ team dropped an unboxing video with Laid Back Country Picker unveiling the vinyl packaging.
The artwork is STUNNING.
The hymnal-like vinyl package comes with three records titled: “Hallelujah,” “Jubilee,” and “Joyful Noise.”
As previously announced, each vinyl will house the same songs, with slightly different variations.
“Hallelujah” features his long-time band, The Food Stamps for a full band live experience, while “Jubilee” will go even further adding in horns, strings, more background vocals and other instruments.
“Joyful Noise” will feature electronics versions… which remains to be seen exactly what that will mean.
Tyler shared his vision for the new album:
“I grew up Baptist and I was scared to death to go to hell. And a lot of that stuck with me. Filtering through that and trying to find the truth, and the beauty, and the things you should think about and expelling all that nonsense has been something I’ve spent a lot of time on.
This is a collection that came together through those reflections. In a lot of ways, this is processing life experiences in the different philosophies and religions that have formed me, trying to make a comprehensive sonic example of that.
Working with the same song three different ways is a nod to my raising, growing up in a church that believes in the Holy Trinity: The Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and what that means.
The Father being the root, the place from which everything comes from, and The Son coming to free up some of those things, allowing it to be more open and welcoming. And then you have the Holy Ghost once The Son is gone — that feeling that’s supposed to keep us sustained until we are reunited, in whatever way that looks.
Message wise, I hope that people take that it doesn’t matter race, creed, religion and all of that like — the most important part is to protect your heart, cultivate that and make that something useful for the world.”
I will be adding this collection to my shopping list.