A few days ago, “greatest working rock star” Eric Church sent his new album out as a surprise to members of his fan club, and it made its way online via Apple Music a little while later. The title track and purported lead single “Mr. Misunderstood” also got a video to go along with it, featuring Church and his band playing in an empty school house intercut with footage of a kid learning how to play guitar. This is the track on the record where Church shouts out Elvis Costello and Ray Wylie Hubbard, and calls Jeff Tweedy “one bad mother.” Check it out below.
He also performed the track live on the Country Music Awards last night:
Mr. Misunderstood is out now via EMI Nashville. It’s the follow-up to last year’s The Outsiders, which we placed at #18 on our Top 50 albums list.