Drunk Last Night With The Eli Young Band
“Drunk Last Night,” is the new song from ACM Award winning CMA Nominated and Republic Nashville recording artist, Eli Young Band. The band discusses the new song, touring, songwriting and Texas.
“The song was so different than anything we’ve done before, we gravitate to different types of songs either with time signature, melody, lyrics. We’ve never done a straight up drinking song and after hearing the opening guitar riff to this song really got us to cut it. In doing a drinking song we didn’t want it to sound forced and we tried to keep it as close to the original and we really like what we came up with.”
“With “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” we’d always wanted to cut the song and were totally surprised that nobody had recorded it yet. Just so happy and surprised at what happened to the song, it gains a bit of traction then goes #1, I mean great. We’re so happy that it’s helped Will (Hoge) and Eric (Paslay) out, you’ve never met two better guys.”
“We’ve been lucky enough to tour with Flatts and Chesney the past two summers and what that has done has made us change up our set lists on the fly. It used to be we could close with “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” or “Crazy Girl,” but now man, one week “Drunk Last Night,” comes out and the next week the crowd goes crazy and is singing it word for word. It’s great to be in that place that people know ALL of our songs not just the one’s on the charts.”
“Our plan from day one were to be successful and Texas was part of it. Our goal was always to go out and take over the world. Texas was/is that foundation. We’re getting a chance to go back to some of those places on this tour and it’s an honor to do that.”
Keep an eye out for a new album for the Eli Young Bound in the early part of 2014. In the meantime check out their website, www.eliyoungband.com.