Listen to “Rich and Miserable” From New Album

posted October 24th, 2016 at 1:39 pm

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by Josh

The third single from Kenny Chesney’s new album Cosmic Hallelujah is “Rich and Miserable.” Listen to it below:

From The Boot:

Similar to “Noise,” Chesney’s first single off the upcoming Cosmic Hallelujah, “Rich and Miserable” brings new depth to the singer’s career. Both songs add social commentary to his song repartee, going beyond the well-known (and well-loved) party anthems that Chesney is known for. And while “Noise” explored the effects of technological distraction, this latest track delves into the “American dream” and what happens when attaining it just leads to more misery.

In exploring the potentially devastating effects of being consumed in our pursuit of more, the lyric video for “Rich and Miserable” was aptly filmed in New York City. Black-and-white shots of the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and other monuments to freedom and wealth combine with a diverse range of New Yorkers holding chalkboards with the lyrics. From wealthy businessmen to convenience store cashiers, from teenagers to grandparents, from every race and economic background and stage of life, “Rich and Miserable” reveals that no matter where we find ourselves in the pursuit of our dreams, we always have the choice to exhaust ourselves striving for what’s next or to stop every once in a while and enjoy the present.

“This song is very unique for me,” says Chesney in a Facebook post. “I’ve been guilty of letting dreams be my master. I think the idea of me singing this song is me finally letting that go in my life and trying to live in the moment as much as I possibly can.”

“Rich and Miserable” is Chesney’s third single of his seventeenth studio album Cosmic Hallelujah. The song follows “Noise,” as well as July’s “Setting the World on Fire,” recorded as a duet with Pink. Chesney’s latest album will be released on Oct. 28, but fans can preorder Cosmic Hallelujah on iTunes now and receive four tracks immediately, including “Rich and Miserable.”

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