Mark your calendars, Kenny Chesney fans! The superstar has new music on the way this month.
After spending much of the spring on his Songs for the Saints Tour, Chesney took a short break and is now gearing up to introduce fans to his next musical chapter with the July 12 release of his new single, “Tip of My Tongue.”
Co-written by Chesney alongside Ross Copperman and pop singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, and co-produced by Chesney with longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, “Tip of My Tongue” is described as merging “desire and connection over a figure of speech in a classic songwriting technique.”
“It’s funny how a figure of speech can lead you to all kinds of places,” the eight-time Entertainer of the Year shared in a press release. “You start talking, and words fall out, and anything can happen. When you go in and write on any given day, the chemistry is what it is. When the idea fell out, we all just laughed and went, ‘Well, what can we do with that?’
“I’ve written so much with Ross (Copperman), that’s always easy. He brought Ed (Sheeran) in, and he is such a great writer… The way creativity works in creative people is so different, but it’s always exciting. As a co-write with a new writer, it’s one of the most fun sessions I’ve done in a long time. I get why people love working with him.”
Just as he’s done with songs like “American Kids,” “Noise” and “Setting The World On Fire,” Chesney hopes to push the proverbial musical envelope with “Tip of My Tongue.”
“With all the great songs that have been written in this town, I think you always want to do something a little different,” he explained. “I think there’s this moment when you look at someone and you know they contain everything. You want to know everything, consume everything about them. It’s why we say ‘It’s a long way down,’ because you want to know it all. And the best part: we got a melody that feels like what’s going on lyrically. The music matches the words, and you can just drift in it.”
The track will be available Friday, July 12 at 5am CT. “Tip of My Tongue” is the lead single from Chesney’s yet-to-be-announced album, which serves as the follow-up to 2018’s Songs for the Saints.
As the anticipation for “Tip of My Tongue” continues to build, check out Country Now’s list of the 10 Best Kenny Chesney Songs.