As Zach Bryan prepares to embark on his border-hopping 2023 world tour next month, fans will be delighted to see the Oklahoma singer-songwriter has still been finding time to work on new music.
The latest song teaser, prospectively entitled ‘East Side of Sorrow’, finds Bryan grappling with grief as he movingly details the experience of someone close to him passing away (“I lost you in a waiting room / After waiting there for a week or two / Doctor said he did all he could / You were the last thing I had that was good”.
let it be then let it go♬ East Side of Sorry - Zach Bryan
It's a subject that Bryan has explored throughout his discography, most viscerally on tracks such as ‘Sweet DeAnn’ and ‘Snow’, both of which tackle the loss of Bryan's mother in 2016.
Zach Bryan's eagerly awaited follow-up to his 2022 opus, American Heartbreak, was initially set to drop in February, before Bryan was forced to postpone the release date as he continues to hone the project. The singer-songwriter's army of fans will certainly be hoping that ‘East Side of Sorrow’ makes its way onto the tracklist.
Sonically, ‘East Side of Sorrow’ steps back into the hugely popular shoes of songs such as ‘Dawns’, ‘Darling’, ‘Us Then’ and ‘‘68 Fastback’, with a sparse, balladic opening, which is then interrupted by an energising, driving beat halfway through.
‘East Side of Sorrow’ is the latest in a long line of teasers and clips shared by Zach Bryan, with the ‘Something in the Orange’ hitmaker having posted snippets of tracks such as ‘177 Chrystie’, ‘Tourniquet’ and ‘Dallas’ in recent weeks.
The newly shared teaser has once again intensified the suspense that continues to build ahead of Zach Bryan's upcoming record, Writers and Fighters.
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