Chase Rice is wasting no time getting his new music out as he confirms that new album Lambs & Lions will be released on 29th September 2017.
The first release from Rice since signing a new label deal with Broken Bow Records, Lambs & Lions features 10 new songs and sees the singer-songwriter collaborating with producers Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones), Ross Copperman (Dierks Bentley) and Chris DeStefano, who he collaborated with on debut album Ignite the Night.
Three Chords & The Truth is the first single from the album and it’s available to stream and download now. The track was written with Ross Copperman and Jon Nite and is the follow-up to 2016’s Whisper and Everybody We Know Does, which failed to match Rice’s previous success.
“I’m not sure I’ll ever know the full reason why I had to struggle through two failed singles in a row after such an amazing start, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. God had my back the whole time, whether I knew it or not. Out of those failed singles I got ‘Three Chords & The Truth.’ I was fed up with trying; whether that was trying to be something I’m not, trying to make music that people said I should make or trying to make music I felt people wanted to hear. Instead I decided I’m going to make music that I needed to hear. When you go through tough times the truth always has a way of finding its way to you. This song was my truth. It’s the soul of my childhood, the songs that went along with it and the memories associated with those songs. It’s my heart waiting to be heard, and the songs that shaped it, especially in the third chorus,” divulges Rice.
Going on Rice adds, “I’ve mentioned my soul previously. Now more than ever, I believe our soul, spirit and heart are what life’s all about. At times in my life I’ve lived with all three of them completely covered by darkness, then other times completely full of life. I do know that during those darker times there are a lot of things that can pull you out, but music is among the top on that list. A lyric or a melody can hit you the right way at the right time and completely turn your life around. So when I say ‘Steel guitar that steals your soul,’ I’m not throwing that lyric in lightly. No, I mean when a song hits you so hard it rips emotions out that sometimes we try and cage in, and the benefit of that emotion finally being freed can sometimes save your life. And when you hear ‘a country song that takes ya home again,’ maybe ‘Three Chords & the Truth’ will be that song for some. It certainly has brought me home, and it’s about time.”
Rice will embark on the Lambs & Lions Tour on 14th September 2017 and he plays at The Borderline in London on 5th December 2017. For more information and tickets, visit chaserice.com.
The Lambs & Lions track listing is:
1. Lions (Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Chase Rice)
2. On Tonight (Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill, Jon Nite)
3. Unforgettable (Chase Rice, Josh Miller, Steven Lee Olson, David Garcia)
4. Eyes On You (Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Chase Rice)
5. Saved Me (MCV, Josh Hoge, Chase Rice)
6. One Love, One Kiss, One Drink, One Song (Jesse Rice, Chase Rice)
7. Jack Daniel’s Showed Up (Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Chase Rice)
8. Three Chords & The Truth (Chase Rice, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite)
9. Amen (Rodney Clawson, Jamie Moore)
10. This Cowboy’s Hat featuring Ned LeDoux (Jake Brooks)
Listen to Three Chords & The Truth below: