Country star Thomas Rhett released a bundle of two songs, “Angels” and “Church Boots” ahead of his upcoming album, Where We Started.
“Angels” is a Romantic Ballad
Both of the new songs are very different from each other, although they still have Thomas’ signature country style. Co-written by Rhett, Josh Thompson, Julian Bunetta, and Jaten Dimsdale, “Angels” is a mid-tempo guitar-driven romantic ballad dedicated to his wife. In the song, he expresses not feeling worthy enough for her, and he’s thankful that she chose him regardless.
“You shoulda slammed the door. Changed the lock and said adios. To my selfish heart, tore it apart and left me alone. Don’t know why you were patient and wasted good savin’ on me. Maybe angels don’t always have wings,” Rhett sings in the chorus.
“Church Boots” is Vibrant and Upbeat
“Church Boots,” on the other hand, offers a more vibrant and upbeat country vibe. In the song, Rhett describes his life as a country boy, and how he basically wears his “Church Boots” everywhere he can. “My church boots. Are my work boots and my party boots. And I’ll probably wear ’em to the beach too, you get the idea,” he sings in the bridge.
Thomas Rhett’s New Album is Full of Big Collabs
The new songs arrive as the follow-up to “Slow Down Summer;” which will also form part of the upcoming album, set for release on April 1. With a total of 15 songs, the album will include other unreleased tracks like “Paradise” and “Us Someday.” It will also have artist features like “Half Of Me” featuring Riley Green, “Death Row” featuring Russell Dickerson and Tyler Hubbard, and the title track “Where We Started” featuring Katy Perry.
Reflecting on the album while talking with CMT, Rhett shares, “It’s a lot of just great songs that remind you of your past and also a lot of songs that make you want to party. And those two coming back-to-back is a unique listening experience, and I don’t think you’re going to get bored. That’s always my biggest goal, is to make sure my kids don’t get bored with my records.”