Written by Eric Paslay and well known Nashville songwriters, Corey Crowder and Erik Dylan, “Angels In This Town,” will be an inspiration for people who didn’t even know they needed it.
The verses all contain examples of life events that could have turned tragic at the drop of a hat but instead that person is left feeling overwhelmed by grace and mercy. Talking about the day they wrote Paslay’s latest single, Crowder says, “I’d never written with Eric before. I had a track and I can’t remember who said the title but the room changed and it became a really special song”.
The first thing that caught my attention was the upbeat track. When I first saw the title I figured it would be some sort of ballad but instead I got a very pleasant surprise as the drum beats are accompanied by a fantastic string arrangement. I don’t often comment on songs that I could end up adding to my workout playlist but oddly enough, I think this one will become a favorite for me. The tempo picks up around the chorus and the beat becomes just a little addictive after a few times on repeat.
Aside from the track, the lyrics and Paslay’s delivery of their story can stand out with the greats currently playing on country radio.
“…Between the dirt and sky, don’t know when or why, miracles arise…Call it what you want but I know the truth, angels in this town lookin’ out for me and you.”
Dylan describes the song as just about “being humble and allowing yourself to say there’s something bigger than you.” Paslay adds to the sentiment simply by stating you never know who an angel in your town could be, “from firefighters to, you know, everyone that just goes above and beyond to save a life or pull somebody out of a bad situation.” With a country rock vibe and a message of hope that our world greatly needs, Eric Paslay can make a believer out of anyone with this new release.
“Angels In This Town” by Eric Paslay is now available on iTunes.