In the “Musical Insights” series, country artists share their thoughts on some of their most popular tunes.
The Eli Young Band loves beach songs, but they’re proud that their latest single, “Saltwater Gospel,” doesn’t fall into any typical “beach song” clichés. “I feel like we always wanted this kind of song, but we wanted to make sure that it said something more than, you know, just ‘Hey, let’s go to the beach and have a beer,’ lead singer Mike Eli shares in a statement provided by EYB’s record label.
“We wanted it to be more than that,” he continues. “When ‘Saltwater Gospel’ found its way to us, we kind of knew right away that it was that song for us. It feels like that feel-good/party beach song, but there’s a whole lot more to it than that. I think that’s what we love about it.”
The Eli Young Band finished recording their latest album in February; it will likely be released early next year.