Eric Paslay released yesterday his new single “Angels In This Town,” a steady grooving song that highlights hope. Paslay wrote the song, which leads his upcoming album Dressed In Black, with Erik Dylan and Corey Crowder.
“As of late, our world has been impacted by tragedy of all kinds. I’m so grateful we can use “Angels in This Town” to shine a light on all the good that happens every day in our world,” Paslay says in a release. “I’m excited for it to be heard and for it to bring hope and positivity into people’s lives.”
“Angels would not have happened without Natalie Paslay, Eric’s wife,” Dylan says. “We were not scheduled to write together at that particular songwriter retreat in Alabama, but she grabbed Eric, Corey Crowder, and I shortly before Eric had to catch a flight to play a show and said, “You…you…and you … Go write a song upstairs…now! Before Eric has to leave.” So the three of us snuck upstairs and two hours later we came out with “Angels In This Town.” I think Natalie knew that something really cool was going to happen if she got us together that day. That song wouldn’t have happened without her.”
“Corey started looping a musical track he had built, Eric started singing the melody of what is now the chorus,” Dylan continues. “The words “Angels in this Town” came out of his mouth. At that point we didn’t need to think about titles & ideas anymore. Some things just happen when you let them happen. Eric knew what he wanted to say & it was my job to help in any way I could. After we finished the second verse, I felt those goosebumps on my arm & I knew something really special had just happened between the dirt & the sky.”
If you’re in Nashville and want your own angel wings, the street art in the single cover is an installation by Kelsey Montague, and can be found in The Gulch.
Listen to the song below and grab it on iTunes.