Zach Bryan has made an exciting announcement that'll be music to fans’ ears - quite literally.
He shared the news via social media ahead of his appearance at Quebec's Festival d’été de Québec, “ACTUALLY finished the record last night in Toronto of all places. Thank you to my friends for being the hardest working group of men I have ever met”.
It's a welcome update for fans who have been clamouring for Zach's eagerly awaited follow-up to 2022's American Heartbreak, which was recently certified Platinum, for the past few months. It was originally slated for a February release, but was then postponed.
Although we're still yet to have an official tracklist for Writers and Fighters, Zach previously confirmed it would be eleven songs long. Towards the end of June, he posted ten unreleased song snippets, including his hotly anticipated collaboration with The War and Treaty.
If all of these demos feature on the record alongside Zach Bryan's 2023 Maggie Rogers duet, ’Dawns’, it appears this could be the full tracklist for the new album. However, if this is the case, it would mean other fan-favourite singles, such as ‘Burn, Burn, Burn’, ‘The Greatest Day of My Life’ and ‘Fifth of May’ would fail to make the cut.
In recent weeks, the ‘Something in the Orange’ hitmaker also teased a collaboration with Holler favourite, Sierra Ferrell, which listeners are hoping will find its way onto the Writers and Fighters tracklist.
Zach Bryan has become renowned for his willingness to dig beneath the surface and be vulnerable throughout his music. Even so, it seems the new record will be even more personal than ever, with Zach revealing on Twitter that “this one was for me, I do not care if you like it”.
Despite the fact Writers and Fighters still does not have a confirmed tracklist and release date, the sense of anticipation for Zach Bryan's new album has arguably never been higher.
Could Writers and Fighters arrive on streaming platforms in the next month or so? Zach does have a penchant for summer releases, with his Summertime Blues EP and his debut album, DeAnn, being made available in July and August respectively - so we're holding out hope that the new album will be dropping sooner rather than later.
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