It’s a good day to be a Country music fan whenever someone like Tyler Childers decides to release new music; today is no exception to that rule. After posting cryptic videos on social media all week, the Follow You To Virgie singer has officially released In Your Love.
The first thing that becomes abundantly clear upon first listening to the track is how different it sounds compared to the rest of Childers’ discography. This is a clear divergence compared to his first three studio albums. This isn’t the barn-burning style we came to love in Purgatory or even the tent-revival gospel sound that was present on Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? last year.
In Your Love can be directly compared to Childers’ cover of S.G. Goodman’s Space and Time. It’s a track that relies much more on piano than the rest of Childers’ discography.
Lyrically, it still shares the poetic nature that he has become known for with songs such as Lady May, Tattoos and Shake The Frost. Written by Childers and Geno Seale, the track revolves around the concept of Childers finding exactly what he needs through his love of his wife. The early lines of the chorus in particular are some of the strongest, most ethereal lyrics Childers has ever put in a song.
“We were never made to run forever
We were just meant to go long enough
To find what we were chasing after
I believe I found it here in your love”
Overall, In Your Love very well may mark a key turning point in the career and sound of Tyler Childers. It’s a clear evolution of his sound, potentially leaving behind the Americana-influenced style that many have grown to expect from the singer/songwriter. Though it may not please all the country purists, I am incredibly excited to see where Childers takes the rest of this album in September.
Childers new 7-song album, Rustin’ In The Rain, comes out on September 8th.
Watch the brand new music video here: