Over poignant acoustic guitar, Church honors one of Americana’s most influential acts through a moving story of a teenager named after his mother’s favorite band. Across the single, Church weaves in subtle references to the rockers behind “Sweet Home Alabama,” reviving the band’s titular character from their 1974 Second Helping track “The Ballad of Curtis Loew” for a twist at the song’s end.
“Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones” is the latest track to arrive from Church’s ambitious release Heart & Soul. The project is set to include two albums, Heart and Soul, while the remaining & EP will be exclusively available to the artist’s Church Choir fan club. Besides “Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones,” Church also dropped “Lone Wolf” from the & EP, but it appears that the song is only accessible to the Church Choir.
Church has also promised fans in a video announcement that he and his team are working on organizing an extensive North American tour. “We are waiting for the right time to officially announce all the details,” he said, “but I want you to know but a tour is coming, and we are very excited to play new music for our old friends.”
“Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones” comes after Church duetted with Jazmine Sullivan on “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl. It’s the closing track of Soul, which will arrive on April 23 after Heart, which drops April 20.
Listen to “Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones” below: