Eric Church Announces Oct. 5 Release of New Album, “Desperate Man”

Eric Church announced the Oct. 5 release of his new album, Desperate Man, his first record since 2015’s Mr. Misunderstood.

In a video message, Eric revealed the news to his fan club—the Church Choir—by saying: “It’s been a while. I just want to say I have missed you. I have good news . . . the album is done, and we are back. It’s called Desperate Man and the first single is called ‘Desperate Man,’ with the Choir having access to listen first through their login today [July 12].”

The album’s lead single will be available everywhere on July 13. Co-written by Eric and Ray Wylie Hubbard—who was name-checked in “Mr. Misunderstood”—“Desperate Man” sees Eric again collaborating with producer Jay Joyce. ­­­

“Just like last time—just like Mr. Misunderstood—if you’re in the Church Choir, on October 5, you’re going to get the album,” added Eric.

Eric’s 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, won the CMA Album of the Year in 2016 and spawned the No. 1 hit, “Record Year.”

Watch Eric’s video message below.

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