SoCal singer-songwriter Zach Churchill has dropped his debut album Heartbreak & Hope and we couldn’t be more excited. The 11-track album is an intricate narrative going through the last decade of Churchill’s life, highlighting the trials and tribulations of his twenties. The record includes his previously released singles “Bartender” and “Would You Believe Me,” and our new favorites, “Start Over,” “I May Be,” and the title track “Heartbreak & Hope.” There’s a song on this record for every emotion you are going through.
“The failed relationships, the loss of people, the search for identity. It’s all real, and it’s my story.” – Zach Churchill
The songs on Heartbreak & Hope serve as musical mile markers commemorating a ten-year journey through his twenties — a decade that he barely survived. Churchill incorporates vulnerable vocals and a variety of musical sounds and genres on the album, from acoustic singer-songwriter songs to upbeat pop/rock melodies. He credits his collaborator Julian Coryell for this, who produced the album and co-wrote with Churchill. “Julian was able to take my songs and put them in new outfits, to vary them stylistically and create dynamic contrasts,” Churchill explains. “I can’t say enough about his musicianship and his ability to help me get to the truth of what I wanted to say.”
Heartbreak & Hope is a musical beast and marks a defining moment in Zach’s career. With a stunning debut release, we are excited to see what he does next.
Listen to Heartbreak & Hope here.
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