Eric Church gives thanks to all the people that stand by him on new single “Doing Life with Me.”
Church’s feel-good track, co-written with Casey Beathard and Jeffrey Steele, shuffles along with rustic charm of acoustic guitars and soft percussion. Longtime collaborator Joanna Cotten returns to support Church on backing vocals as he lists all the reasons why sticking with him—a self-described “old troubadour”—can be difficult.
“Spend my living giving thanks for the ships I never sank / Every big, every little in the everyday things / The notes and the words and the songs I sing / To the ones doing life with me,” Church sings on the chorus.
“Doing Life with Me” is Church’s latest in a slew of singles this year, all leading up to his upcoming album, the follow-up to 2018’s Desperate Man. So far, he’s released “Through My Ray Bans,” “Hell of a View,” “Bad Mother Trucker,” “Stick That in Your Country Song” and “Crazyland.”
To work on his album, Church holed up in a cabin in the North Carolina wilderness for a month, writing and recording at least a song a day. The record is expected to arrive next year. Listen to “Doing Life with Me” below: