A few weeks back, we here at Whiskey Riff made a little trip to Greenville, South Carolina for the Greenville Country Music Fest.
While we were there, I had the privilege of interviewing Larry Fleet, and talk about everything from his music, like his latest album studio album Stack of Records, collaborations he’s done, what he does in his free time off the road, and more.
Many of us got acclimated to Fleet when he dropped his single “Where I Find God” in early 2020, right as COVID-19 first struck the United States.
Needless to say, the song was a great opportunity to reflect on the simple and most meaningful things in life in a brand new world where there was such uncertainty about the future.
So, I had to ask him about how he got the idea of the song, and how it formulated right in time during one of the most trying times many of us have encountered in our lifetimes.
“Yeah it wasn’t even my idea really, I was doing a thing called gospel song Sunday. It was just a thing I was doing on Instagram, something like that, and Connie Harrington, she hit me up and said ‘Hey I’ve got an idea, see if you want to write it,’ and this was before I had a record deal, I didn’t have anything going on at the time really.
So I went over to her place and she said ‘I’ve got an idea, it’s Where I Find God,’ and so we started talking about hunting, you know riding down the road, all the places I talk to God, and we put it all together and I loved the song, thought it was a good song, but people put it on hold, and it had many different lives that it was gonna do, and then I got a record deal with Big Loud.
So then I recorded it, and they shelved it for a little while, and this was before COVID had happened, didn’t even know it was going on, but I’d come up with a plan probably in January, like put it out on Good Friday, lets put it out and just see what happens. I just wanted it to go out.
So you have to go through this process for months to try to get it set up, ready to go, and we did and it just happened to hit right whenever COVID hit. I didn’t really plan it out that way, it just kinda happened that way.”
You can check out the full segment here:
@whiskeyriffLarry Fleet’s inspiration for “Where I Find God”