Zach Bryan has delighted fans today by releasing a brand new EP, Boys Of Faith, featuring star-studded, folk-driven collaborations with Bon Iver and Noah Kahan.
The ‘I Remember Everything’ hitmaker's unmatched output should perhaps no longer surprise us, given his track record of releasing stellar projects within a matter of weeks of one another.
Nonetheless, after Zach Bryan dropped his hotly anticipated self-titled album on August 25, listeners thought it would be at least a month or two before they were treated to more new music.
The latter appears on ‘Sarah's Place’, a deceptively uptempo offering that finds Zach and Noah reassuring an ex, despite missing them dearly. They reminisce on bittersweet memories they made together (“Don't come back lover, I'm proud you're under the skyline / We always knew you were the better half of our good times”).
The Bon Iver-assisted ‘Boys Of Faith’, which serves as the new project's title-track, is another folk-leaning anthem. Zach Bryan and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon deliver a couple of haunting vocals that coalesce over an ethereal instrumental and a dramatic, stormy drum sample.
It features heavier production than the majority of Zach Bryan's material, and feels cut from the same sonic cloth as his widely celebrated Maggie Rogers, collaboration, ‘Dawns’.
You can't help but feel this could well be another Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 candidate, following the chart-topping success of Zach's Kacey Musgraves duet, ‘I Remember Everything’.
Despite the duets with Noah Kahan and Bon Iver stealing the headlines, Zach Bryan's fervent fanbase will arguably be most excited to hear the studio version of ‘Deep Satin’.
The track, which has at long last been given an official release as part of Boys Of Faith, has been teased by Zach a number of times over the past year or so, with the ‘Something in the Orange’ crooner even including it in his setlist from time to time.
After revealing he'd release ‘Deep Satin’ in the months after his self-titled album, Zach has thankfully stuck to his promise, with the moving, evocative track appearing on the new EP.
In addition, two other original songs, ‘Nine Ball’ and ‘Pain, Sweet, Pain’, have made their way onto the Boys Of Fall tracklist, with Zach Bryan once again showing us why he's earned his status as one of the most prolific artists in today's industry.
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