With “Noise,” the propulsive look at sonic overload and hyper connectivity, Kenny Chesney struck a nerve about the white noise overwhelming our daily lives. Chesney continues his examination of our world in Some Town Somewhere, speaking toresetting reality, drinking, dreams, love and escape when the album drops July 8th on Sony Music Nashville.
“In some ways, this record is more me than anything I’ve done,” Chesney says. “You get into my head, my heart and the way so much of what’s going on around all of us hits me. Taken as a whole, this is a record about seizing life in all its forms: the moments you wish wouldn’t end, the times that make you rethink your priorities, the simple stuff that gives us balance, a few characters at the bar and the hope that it’s all worth doing.”
Drawing on some of his favorite writers, Some Town Somewhere is as musically progressive as The Big Revival without losing the Chesney’s roots. A strong melodic sense permeates, along with a handful of wistful ballads and a few feel good songs with some meat on their bones.
“Every time I go into the studio, I think it’s important to bring people into your world – and maybe give them back a piece of their own world in the process. So much is happening so fast, we get caught up and forget some of the best stuff is what we’re rushing through,” says Chesney. “I’ve had some of the very best songs, songs that really meant something to people and we went interesting places musically. But that sets the bar higher every time. I don’t want to repeat — and I want to grow as an artist. It’s a lot harder than you’d think.”
Having written, recorded and exploded “Noise” at country radio in a matter of two weeks, the urgency behind Chesney’s current music is palpable. With the winter committed to writing, listening and recharging, he spent the time considering what he wanted his next record to be. On July 8th, the No Shoes Nation will get the next chapter in a long book that contains so many of their lives when Some Town Somewhere finds its way into the ongoing conversation.
Some Town Somewhere features the new hit “Noise”
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