The title track of Tyler Farr’s 2015 record Suffer in Peace hints at an existential crisis in the wake of a devastating split – nursing his wounds, he longs for isolation and expects to find salvation in the Bible. Farr’s latest, “I Should Go To Church Sometime” takes the idea a step farther as the singer struggles with his faith.
“Saw a man on the sidewalk, ‘Hunger’ written in red chalk / Maybe he just wanted to talk, but I walked away,” Farr sings, admitting his shame over not participating or trying to help. Written by Brinley Addington, Michael Hardy and Sarah Turner, “I Should Go to Church Sometime” makes use of Farr’s dynamic range, beginning gently and stoically before exploding with pounding drums, a gospel choir and his signature throaty howl. It’s a Christian-unique view of remorse, with Farr figuring the reply to his torment will probably be discovered in a church pew, about how and why we put off our chances to heal – whatever they may be, but it inquires larger questions.
“Church” follows Farr’s “Our Town,” the ostensible first single from the performer’s third album. This summer, he will join up with Brantley Gilbert on his Do Not Slumber Tour, supporting those shows along with Luke Combs. Farr can also be set to appear in his own reality series A Little Too Farr (Unscripted).