A Thousand Horses on ‘Preachin’ to the Choir': ‘It Represents What the Band Stands For’
A Thousand Horses are working away on their upcoming sophomore album, and the release of "Preachin' to the Choir" offers fans a pretty good taste of what's to come. The new track sings to the common people, wrapped in a radio-friendly package.
Written by the Warren Brothers ("Red Solo Cup," "Little Bit of Everything," "Sober Saturday Night"), the band got a call one day from Brett Warren saying he thought the song was a perfect fit for them -- and they unanimously agreed.
"As soon as we heard it, from the first lyric 'All in or all out,' we were like 'Damn, that does sound like us' and kind of what we're all about," lead singer Michael Hobby explains. "And we fell in love with it, we thought it was such a great song."
The singer also says the track serves as a transition from their debut album Southernality to their current project.
"We just feel like it's a good bridge honestly from our first record to our second record as far as just growth as musicians and singers and artists, and it's a great way to paint a picture for what's to come as far as [what] A Thousand Horses is," he says.
"I think it's a song that lyrically made us think of our fans and ourselves because I think it very much represents what the band stands for," adds guitarist Bill Satcher. Just some of those themes include "sticking to your guns" and "staying true to yourself," says guitarist and vocalist Zach Brown, with Hobby echoing with "work hard, play hard, love hard" and giving "100 percent."
"I think it kind of carries on from Southernality," continues Satcher. "We wanted to keep kind of that Southern rock element, but obviously it's walking the line of Southern rock, country, and we kind of sonically wanted to make it a little bigger."
"Preachin' to the Choir" is the first single off the quartet's second studio album, the title and release date of which are currently unknown.
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