Country singer/songwriter Caleb Caudle is gaining lots of attention, most recently praised by the press as being “the next Jason Isbell.” His new album Carolina Ghost—inspired by his recent sobriety, falling in love, and a move from New Orleans back to his home state of North Carolina—is out Feb. 26 on This Is American Music.
Yahoo Music is excited to debut a track from the record, “Broken Hallelujah,” for country fans to get a taste of his sound.
“’Broken Hallelujah’ is about coming home a changed man, and seeing all of those familiar things from your past but with a different perspective,” explains Caudle. “I was walking past a bar that I used to go to every night, and now that I’m sober I just haven’t stepped foot back in there. It was the feeling of, “Things don’t change but people do.’
“I always like to give a setting to my songs. The southern imagery—the Virginia creeper and oak trees, the trains and smokestacks—these are things I see every day, and they’re what I grew up around. Those kind of images lend themselves well to country music because even within the hope there’s a certain sadness that hangs over this region.
“There’s a lot of really great country music being made right now. Artists like Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and Kacey Musgraves are all opening up doors for guys like me. Like all of those folks, I’m much more interested in writing a good song than having my face on a billboard.”
If you’d like to keep up with Caudle’s schedule, check here.