This morning, Tyler Childers released his new song, “In Your Love,” the first taste of new music from the Appalachian artist in almost a year.
Not only was the track released with an announcement of a new 7-song album coming in August, it was also accompanied by a music video that has fans divided on the subject matter.
Written and creatively directed by Silas House, the video features two gay men who are coalminers in what appears to take place in the mid 1900’s.
While the song is completely different than Childers’ Purgatory era, and different from his already different sound on his most recent record, “Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?,” it also features the first-ever Country music video with a gay storyline to be released by a major label.
Silas took to Instagram today to share some thoughts and to call for “love“, as he feels the “hatred is going to be intense.”
Here’s what people are saying on Twitter:
Jason Aldean: Releases a song and video full of racist dog whistles, that he didn't even write.— Pathological People Pleaser (@kristy_joy) July 27, 2023
Tyler Childers: Releases a beautiful self-written love song with a video showing a heartbreaking love story about an Appalachian gay couple.
All country music isn't the same.
tyler childers following up his triple gospel album with a piano ballad/gay miner love story music video…. king shit— nathan thomas (@_nathantms) July 27, 2023
Just what we were all waiting for a song about 2 gay coal miners 🤦♂️ I miss the purgatory days.— Josh Hunt (@jdhunt08) July 27, 2023
Check out the music video, here: