Eric Church has released the song “Through My Ray-Bans,” an ode to the power of live music.
Church had previously teased the song in April with a video titled “Who Will Answer the Call?”, in which the country artist celebrated “American resolve” in the face of the pandemic that had emptied music venues and rendered the camaraderie of a crowded concert impossible.
“I believe these halls will roar again,” Church said in the video. “These stadiums will be deafening in the answer to this enemy. The silence of now will cower at the noise of soon … And I believe, I believe our best is yet to come. We shall rage. We shall roar. I cannot wait to see you again, through my Ray-Bans.”
“Through My Ray-Bans” is one of two songs Church had written in honor of the victims of the mass shooting at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival. It is expected to appear on Church’s next album alongside recent singles “Stick That in Your Country Song,” “Crazyland,” “Bad Mother Trucker” and “Hell of a View.”
Listen to “Through My Ray-Bans” here:
And watch “Who Will Answer the Call?” below: