A typical church is not what’s depicted in Tim McGraw’s new single “Neon Church”. With a jukebox choir vibe, McGraw released his first single since 2015 early Thursday evening (Oct 4.) after a week of hints and build up over his social media platforms. First releasing a blurry photo of the album cover, then proceeding to wipe all media clean, leaking a line from the song and a new alert system, McGrawOne, fans have been anticipating this moment all week long.
The song takes you on a journey of McGraw easing his troubles. From moving to a smoky room and a party crowd, to combining a variety of religious imagery, McGraw paints a perfect picture in your mind with thoughtful lyrics.
With the surprise release, fans were also treated to a second song “Thought About You”, another ballad about what love is and what it’s not. While McGraw has put out his fair share of ballads, these two are a complete 180 from the past. In an email sent to fans, McGraw said “I really felt that both these songs were ready to be heard and will absolutely give a sense of where I’m going with my next project. They’re meaningful to me and show the diversity of what I’ve been working on musically..”
This new music is a first look into McGraw’s first solo release since his 2015 album, Damn Country Music, which included hits like “Humble And Kind” and “How I’ll Always Be”. While there is no indication on when McGraw is going to put out a full album, we can only expect more great releases from here.
“Neon Church” and “Thought About You” are now available everywhere you buy or stream music.
Listen to the new songs below on our new music playlist and check out more new tracks here. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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