Country musician Tyler Childers is set to captivate fans with his sixth studio album, “Rustin’ in the Rain,” scheduled to arrive on September 8 via Hickman Holler/RCA. Following the success of his 2022 triple album “Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?” with the Food Stamps, Childers presents “In Your Love,” the lead single from the new LP, accompanied by a moving music video directed by Bryan Schlam.
In a press release, Childers playfully described how he approached the album as if he were curating songs for the iconic Elvis Presley. With a mix of covers, one co-write, and original tracks, some of which he wrote in his best (albeit terrible) Elvis impersonation while working around his farm and home, Childers poured his heart and soul into the project and hopes fans will delight in the musical journey.
The emotional music video for “In Your Love” showcases the creative vision of Silas House, a renowned New York Times bestselling author, the current Poet Laureate of Kentucky (Childers’ home state), and recipient of the prestigious 2022 Duggins Prize, an esteemed award for LGBTQ writers. Collaborating with Jason Kyle Howard, House crafted a powerful narrative revolving around two men, portrayed by Colton Haynes and James Scully, exploring their love in the backdrop of 1950s rural Appalachia.
House expressed the importance of LGBTQ representation in country music, especially in rural settings, highlighting the significance of visibility for LGBTQ individuals within the genre. The video strives to portray a genuine depiction of rural life, moving beyond stereotypes, and drawing inspiration from their own family pictures to add depth and authenticity to the story. By delving into the complexities of both rural and LGBTQ experiences, the video aims to break simplistic notions often associated with these communities.
With excitement building for the release of “Rustin’ in the Rain,” Tyler Childers and the Food Stamps are currently embarking on a captivating North American tour, serenading audiences with their heartfelt performances until late September. Music enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the album’s release, looking forward to experiencing the essence of Childers’ musical genius once again.