Kenny Chesney 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, it has a “sweeping groove and an almost humid melody lift, “Tip of My Tongue” merges desire and connection over a figure of speech in a classic songwriting technique.”
Chesney’s frequent collaborator Ross Copperman, also a co-writer on the song, brought Ed into the mix.
Kenny said in a statement:
“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. 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.
“With all the great songs that have been written in this town, I think you always want to do something a little different,” Chesney explains. “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.”
Tip Of My Tongue” will be out July 12th.