If you’re wanting to keep Eric Church on your good side, you better not even think about putting his new album on shuffle because he means business.
Eric says that the order of the songs on his new album “The Outsiders” is important and no one should mess with it.
“Anybody puts it on shuffle, I”ll come kill them myself,” Church jokes with Radio.com. “It’s made to be listened to start to finish. You start with ‘he Outsiders,’ you end with ‘The Joint.’ There’s two songs on the album, ‘That’s Damn Rock & Roll’ and ‘Talladega.’ I love ’em both, but I don’t love ’em near as much by themselves as I do in the sequence. The space they get from the songs around them, and the space they give the songs around them, makes me love those songs more. If you take them out, mix them all up — totally different album, it’s a totally different journey. It’s one of the only albums I can think of that I really believe that, if you put it on shuffle, you’re going to have an entirely different experience than if you listen to it the way it’s presented. I don’t know that people do that any more, but it’s meant to be listened to that way.”
I have a feeling Eric is pretty serious about this, and I definitely don’t want to be the one to try him.