The first song to be heard from L.A. Divine is a soulful anthemic number inspired by a spiritual tome. "I was reading a writer named Richard Rohr, he's a Franciscan monk – a brilliant person," frontman Nathan Willett told NME. "The book is called Falling Upward. It was really speaking to me."
"When you tour as much as we do, and you get back in the studio in the middle of it, you're kinda numb, it is hard to get that feeling back and this song was the real breakthrough," he continued. "It's about supernatural love – looking for inspiration and meaning, surrendering to feeling, love calling out your name; that journey we must go on to find it."
The cinematic video was shot by director by Phillip Lopez (Lil Dicky's "White Crime") in downtown Los Angeles.
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.