Even though he's preparing to release his hotly anticipated Live from the Church EP on Friday, February 17, that hasn't stopped Charles Wesley Godwin's songwriting pen from flowing.
Across his socials, the West Virginia native shared a brand new track, entitled ‘The Flood’.
In the caption, Charles explained that it drew inspiration from his mother's treacherous journey across a damaged bridge, at a time when much of West Virginia was being ravaged by the infamous Election Day Floods of 1985.
After opening with just the dramatic strum of his electric guitar, Charles then builds the song out into a powerful, atmospheric ode to a mother's love.
‘The Flood’ experiments with a more fiery sound compared to the stripped-back country-folk that pervades much of Charles’ 2021 album, How The Mighty Fall.
The closest he's come to this style is on anthems such as ‘Gas Well’ and ‘Blood Feud’.
As he begins the hook, Charles Wesley Godwin poses the question directly to the listener, “What would you do, when the Lord calls? / Would you go over the bridge for your blood?”
Charles concludes the clip with a frenzied, feverish guitar solo, and the intensity of the song will undoubtedly translate into a captivating live rendition during his upcoming tour.
The new clip arrives shortly after Charles Wesley Godwin’s celebrated Opry debut on Friday, during which he performed ‘Jesse’ and the title track from his first album, ‘Seneca Creek’.
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