Eli Young Band is enjoying a lot of success lately, including recently celebrating their second No. 1 single, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” One of the coolest things for the band has been hearing the crowds singing along louder and louder with each passing show.
“There was one thing that we really noticed pretty early on with “Crazy Girl” was the crowd singing this song back and how gradually they got louder and louder and louder,” Mike Eli said. “There was actually a point where we had to change the way we started the song because the crowd was so loud that we couldn’t hear the count off to start the song.”
Now their fans are singing “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” back to them just as loud. “It’s one of the best feelings in the world,” Mike said. “When you’re a band and you put everything you’ve got into recording these records, to be able to hear them come back and sing your music that loud, it’s a feeling you can’t really explain. It’s incredible.”
The band is hoping to make it three in a row when their next single, “Say Goodnight,” hits radio on August 27. It’s one of the few songs on their latest album the band didn’t write. It was co-written by John Paul White of The Civil Wars.
“We fell in love with it and are really happy with the way it came out,” Jon Jones said. “It’s a kind of song we’ve never recorded before and so I think we got to stretch ourselves a little bit, which is important, and sometimes that’s gotta be an outside song.”