Kenny Chesney has released the new song “Tip of My Tongue,” his first single since 2018’s Songs for the Saints. The mid-tempo rocker was penned by Chesney with Ross Copperman and pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose No. 6 Collaborations Project is out today.
Where many of Chesney’s recent songs like “Get Along” have addressed more worldly concerns, “Tip of My Tongue” is a celebration of sensuality. Over a dreamy, percussion-free bed of guitar and synthesizer, Chesney sings of his appreciation for the little details — like the dimples in someone’s back — that make him fall a little more in love with someone. “It’s a long way down to where I wanna go/It’s a long way down to the center of your soul,” he sings. The song builds to a production that splits the difference between sleek, modern pop and Chesney’s bread-and-butter country-rock, complete with a rousing sing-along chorus.
“It’s funny how a figure of speech can lead you to all kinds of places. When the idea fell out, we all just laughed & went, ‘Well, what can we do with that?’” Chesney tweeted this week.
Chesney, who’s currently taking a brief break from touring, has also announced plans for a coffee-table picture book for fans only. Titled Kenny Chesney: Living in Fast Forward, the 456-page volume will be a limited-edition release for No Shoes Nation fans. Chesney also pops up on “Gulf Coast Girl,” the new release from Caroline Jones.
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