By Maxim Mower
Throughout the three-hour conversation with Joe Rogan, the two didn't touch on the topic of new music much at all. However, while chatting about his admiration for the drive and motivation some people possess, Zach shared, “I've got a song on the new album called ‘Tradesman’...sometimes I wish, man, that I was doing something that gave purpose. Obviously music does, and it's amazing I get to do what I get to do...”
Zach first teased ‘Tradesman’ on his socials back in May, and fans have been clamouring for the song to be given an official release ever since. It looks like they won't have long to wait, with ‘Tradesman’ joining a live version of ‘Dawns’ on the confirmed Writers and Fighters tracklist.
Elsewhere in the discussion, Zach opened up about his controversial attempts to thwart Ticketmaster's ticket-hiking strategies with his Burn, Burn, Burn tour. The ‘Something in the Orange’ hitmaker admitted his frustration at the negative responses this instigated from a number of fans, despite the move being made for their benefit, underlining, “People were so angry at me and I was just trying to do the right thing”.
Zach also spoke in-depth about his time in the Navy, and confessed he always thought he would remain in the military for his entire career, “I never in my life envisioned being a musician”.
Undoubtedly one of the most impactful aspects of the fast-emerging singer-songwriter's music is his evocative lyricism and uniquely visceral storytelling. It's therefore no surprise that Zach has a deep appreciation for the power of the written word.
The chart-topping Oklahoma native emphasised to Joe Rogan, “I think writing is like the most beautiful thing in the world...I just thought it was so crazy that someone could take words and put them on a page and it would make you feel something”.
With the release of this expansive interview, it seems the album rollout for Zach Bryan's new project is excitingly picking up pace, with an official release date expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
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