Eli Young Band leaves its "Fingerprints"
Thursday, April 27, 2017
– Eli Young Band will release "Fingerprints" on June 16, marking their first album on The Valory Music
Recorded in Nashville with co-producers Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover, the disc includes 11 songs, 8 co-penned by EYB.
Lead singer Mike Eli wrote lyrics evoking his bond with wife Kacey on their current single "Skin & Bones," saying, "We've become so intertwined it's hard to say where I end, and she begins. I've noticed certain things that I do and I am, simply because of her."
Guitarist James Young said, "We started out as college friends united through music and while we've grown into much more, this album really is a return to where we came from."
"In the past, we've enjoyed experimenting in the studio, like we did on the EP," said drummer Chris Thompson.
Bass player Jon Jones said, "With this album, we made a concerted effort to take our cues from our fans. We've really paid attention to which songs they respond to during the live shows, whether they were the singles or deep album cuts. We wanted to go into the studio with sounds that have resonated the most with the fans."
The track list is;
1. "Saltwater Gospel" | Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon, Ashley Gorley
2. "Fingerprints" | Mike Eli, James Young, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne
3. "Never Again" | Ryan Hurd, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
4. "Old Songs" | Mike Eli, Andrew DeRoberts, Adam Hambrick, Jason Nix
5. "Drive" | Mike Eli, Ross Copperman, Tom Douglas, Ashley Gorley
6. "Skin & Bones" | Mike Eli, Phil Barton, Lori McKenna
7. "A Heart Needs A Break" | Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
8. "Once" | Mike Eli, James Young, Josh Osborne, Laura Veltz
9. "Never Land" | Mike Eli, James Young, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite
10. "God Love The Rain" | Mike Eli, Erik Dylan, Jason Nix
11. "The Days I Feel Alone" | Mike Eli, Andrew DeRoberts, Adam Hambrick, Jason Nix
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