In recent days, Kenny Chesney has been teasing new music scheduled for a March 24 debut.
A press release from Sony Music and EBM confirms the identity of the song: “Noise.”
“Sometimes you know you’ve got something so timely, so right then, you have to grab it,” says Chesney of the song. “It seemed like everywhere I turn, everywhere I go, there is so much stuff coming at you. Your phone, your car, on the streets, on TV. Everywhere it’s just so loud, so much, so many different things – all pushing buttons, being sensational, shouting for attention. You can’t escape it, and you can’t turn it down.”
Per the official press release, Chesney recently walked into a marketing meeting — late and on the phone. On the other end of the call? Acclaimed songwriter Shane McAnally, with whom Chesney was working through the idea for “Noise.”
By the time Chesney’s slate of tour and album marketing meetings was over, McAnally had finished the song with Ross Copperman and Jon Nite.
“Wrecking balls, downtown construction/ Bottles breaking, jukebox buzzing/ Cardboard sign says ‘The Lord is Coming’/ Tick tick tock…” begins the country superstar’s new single. “Rumors turn the mills back home/ Parking lot kids with the speakers blown/ We didn’t turn it on, but we can’t turn it off off off…”
“The chorus is very orderly, very much a staccato press,” Chesney says. “If there’s anything that sums up both the state of the world and the reality of what it costs us and feels like, it’s that. It’s all right there: ‘We scream, we shout til we don’t have a voice/ In the streets, in the crowds, it ain’t nothing but noise… drowning out all the dreams of this Tennessee boy/ Just trying to be heard… in all this noise’ says it all.”
Per a tease on Chesney’s Twitter account, the song is scheduled to officially arrive at 3:45PM CST on the aforementioned March 24.