Eli Young Band will be releasing their brand new album Love Talking on Friday, June 3. This marks the first LP the band has released since 2017. The band has found success in their many years making music together, more recently with the No. 1 song "Love Ain't" which can be found on their upcoming album. Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones, and Chris Thompson sat down to talk all about their new project.
The guys discussed how this album came to be and why it might've felt like a surprise. "Everything kinda moved really quickly with the record. We had so much music, we really wanted to move fast. For me personally, some of my favorite songs I've ever written are on this record," says Eli. Jones added, "This music really fits the country music landscape currently. I think this was the best of both worlds of the music we wanna create and something we feel passionate about, and something our fans that have been with us for a couple decades will love."
"Break Up In A Bar" is the latest single that the band dropped prior to the album's release. The song feels like a signature Eli Young Band track with its melody and fresh sound. The band revealed that that song is the only one on the record they did not have a hand in writing. "It's an Ashley Gorley tune. It was so undeniable I think that all four of us knew that we had a connection to it. I really feel like it's going to be a big tune for us," Eli exclaims.
The band also talked about what fans can expect from the fresh record. "We wrote so many songs; there were over 100 songs to choose from. 'Tell Me It Is' really highlights the vulnerable moment of questioning when you don't know what's going on. Where you go "I can't be that guy that's gonna tell you everything is okay," Eli explains.
The guys also note that the album title was chosen because of the subject matter of all of the tracks, as well as stating, "'Love Talking' just had a nice ring to it." The band will be headed out on tour this summer to promote the new project; make sure to check out their schedule.