Tyler Childers gives us a glimpse of the afterlife in the new ‘Angel Band (Jubilee Version)’ video. The first single from Childers’ highly anticipated new album ‘Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?’ features a down-on-his-luck drunk working on a crew building a barn. Things do not go well. That is until he finds himself in a golden-hued paradise where he gets to play guitar with one of his musical heroes. Childers’ plays the role of one of the workers on the construction crew. The story is told entirely through visuals, the singer and his backing band The Food Stamps are not pictured performing.
On the album’s origins Childers says, “I grew up Baptist and I was scared to death to go to hell. And a lot of that stuck with me. Filtering through that and trying to find the truth, and the beauty, and the things you should think about and expelling all that nonsense has been something I’ve spent a lot of time on. This is a collection that came together through those reflections. In a lot of ways, this is processing life experiences in the different philosophies and religions that have formed me, trying to make a comprehensive sonic example of that.”
‘Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?’ will be released on 30th September via Tyler’s own Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records. Conceptualised as a three-part project, the eight songs on the album are presented in a trio of distinct sonic perspectives—Hallelujah, Jubilee and Joyful Noise.