Kenny Chesney Co-Wrote His New Single, ‘Tip of My Tongue’, With Ed Sheeran
Kenny Chesney fans, are you ready for new music? The country star's next single, "Tip of My Tongue," is coming on July 12 -- and he co-wrote it with pop star Ed Sheeran.
According to a press release, Chesney's frequent collaborator Ross Copperman, also a co-writer on the song, brought Sheeran into the mix. "The way creativity works in creative people is so different, but it’s always exciting," Chesney says of working with Sheeran.
"As a co-write with a new writer, it’s one of the most fun sessions I’ve done in a long time," he adds. "I get why people love working with him.”
The press release describes "Tip of My Tongue" as a song with a "sweeping groove and an almost humid melody lift," one that "merges desire and connection over a figure of speech in a classic songwriting technique." "A quiet, almost watery open ... builds to a full-bodied chorus with layered vocals, muted bass, keyboards and a rhythm track," the release notes; according to Chesney, the song's melody "feels like what’s going on lyrically. The music matches the words, and you can just drift in it.”
“It’s funny how a figure of speech can lead you to all kinds of places. You start talking, and words fall out, and anything can happen," Chesney says. "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?’"
"Tip of My Tongue" will be Chesney's first single from a forthcoming new album, co-produced by Buddy Cannon. Chesney signed with Warner Music Nashville in early 2018, after more than two decades with Sony Music Nashville. His first album with the label, Songs for the Saints, dropped in July.
Fans will be able to hear "Tip of My Tongue" when it's released at 6AM ET on July 12.
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