Kenny Chesney is out with his new music video for his latest single “Noise”:
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The “Noise” video opens with Chesney singing in the foreground while multiple images â€” including pictures of Kourtney Kardashian, Donald Trump, runway models, plastic surgery, cartoons and much more â€” rapidly flash across the screen behind him. “It ain’t nothing but noise,” Chesney repeats throughout the song.
“We had snake handlers, fashion shows, talking-head newscasters, type falling into words, clocks sweeping, Richard Nixon, Botox, wrecking balls, vintage things, a Kardashian, all building to that crescendo [leading up to the end of the video],” Chesney, 48, explains. “For me, it was easy: Get in front of the green screen and try to bring that emotion to the performance.”
Kenny Chesney’s new single “Noise” is out to country radio today and you can download it now at iTunes!
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“There’s a line in the song ‘Noise,’ that says ‘We didn’t turn it on, but we can’t turn it off,’ that pretty much sums up this tidal wave, if you will, of sound that we’re battered with, and it’s not necessarily something we choose or started,” says Chesney. “You know this is a political year, we’ve got all these political candidates on tv, on all the 24 hour news stations, we have all this noise in our heads, all these talking heads that seems like they’re screaming louder and louder just so they can be heard.”
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“It seemed like everywhere I turn, everywhere I go, there is so much stuff coming at you,” Kenny says in a statement about the inspiration for the single. “Your phone, your car, on the streets, on TV. Everywhere itâ€™s just so loud, so much, so many different things — all pushing buttons, being sensational, shouting for attention,” he says. “You canâ€™t escape it, and you canâ€™t turn it down.â€ť
Kenny and Shane McAnally started writing the song, but then Kenny had to rush off to an important meeting — so, he says, “I actually sat in my managerâ€™s parking lot, still working on the lines, the phrasing, the rhythms… Until finally I had to go in.â€ť By the time the meeting was over, Shane and two other writers — Ross Copperman and Jon Nite — had not only finished the song, they’d also recorded a demo.
Kenny says the chorus for “Noise” “sums up both the state of the world and the reality of what it costs us.” It goes, “We scream, we shout til we donâ€™t have a voice/In the streets, in the crowds, it ainâ€™t nothing but noise… drowning out all the dreams of this Tennessee boy/Just trying to be heard… in all this noise.”
Kenny Chesney is spending a second week at number one with “Save It For A Rainy Day.”
Country superstar Kenny Chesney has spent his second consecutive week at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts with “Save It For a Rainy Day,” for the week ending Oct. 10. His latest single has charted for 15 weeks. The song was co-written by Andrew Dorff, Matt Ramsey and Brad Tursi.
“Save It For a Rainy Day” is the ninth track from his latest studio album, the critically-acclaimed “The Big Revival,” as well as its fourth radio single, following “Wild Child,” his collaboration with singer-songwriter Grace Potter. His “Big Revival Tour 2015″ has shattered concert sales records this summer. To learn more about country music mega-star Kenny Chesney and “Save It For a Rainy Day,” be sure to check out his official website.
Kenny Chesney has released four songs from The Big Revival and every one has reached the top of the charts, including the latest single “Save it For A Rainy Day.”
Kenny Chesney scores his 26th No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart (dated Oct. 3) as “Save It for a Rainy Day” jumps 4-1 in its 14th week with 48 million audience impressions (up 10 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Chesney ties Alan Jackson and George Strait for the second-most leaders in the chart’s 25-year history. Tim McGraw leads with 27 No. 1s.
The midtempo “Day” is Chesney’s fourth Country Airplay leader from his album The Big Revival. Story-song “American Kids” led the Sept. 20, 2014 list, followed by pop-rocker “Til It’s Gone” (Jan. 31) and the folky “Wild Child” with Grace Potter (June 27). The set has sold 419,000 copies to date. Chesney last notched four Country Airplay No. 1s from an LP with 2010’s Hemingway’s Whiskey: “The Boys of Fall,” “Somewhere With You,” “Live a Little” and “Reality.”
People.com has the world premier of Kenny Chesney’s new music video for “Save It For A Rainy Day.”
“This song came through, and it’s sneaky, because it seems so fun and easy, but if you think about what it’s saying? Man, that’s every single person I know â€“ me included!” Chesney, 47, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“And what would you give to have somebody tell you in the moments when you can’t get out of your rut, ‘Hey, man, you have a choice here?’ ” he says. “‘You can hang onto what’s bringing you down, or you can look around and see this gorgeous day you’re wasting.'”
“Feeling bad is easy, especially when things aren’t going your way,” says Chesney. “But you get a choice! This song’s a wake-up call, you know? Remember you choose how you feel. You can decide you’re not going to surrender to feeling bad, and find the joy or the good, or the sun in the skyâ€¦ and that’s a big deal.”
In fact, the singer says as soon as he heard the tune, he knew it was the right fit for his album.
“When I was considering songs for The Big Revival, I was looking for songs that spoke to the audience, but spoke to me, too,” says Chesney. “There can be a whole lot of truth on records and it doesn’t have to be heavy. Three minutes of something that feels good can hold a lot of wisdom, if you listen.”
In its first week out, Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day” was the most added single on country radio.
Chesney explains how he picked the track as his new single, “It’s a hard choice because there’s a lot songs on this record I think would sound great on the radio, that speak to the No Shoes Nationâ€¦. But ‘Save It For A Rainy Day’ we can all use.
“The idea is, why lose another beautiful day over something out of our control? Whatever it is, a girlfriend leaving, a crummy boss, something else, the reality is pretty simple: they don’t care that they’re ruining your day. And they’re not, you are! It’s your choice how you’re going to feelâ€¦ a lot more than any of us realize.”
He goes on to explore the theme of the song, which was written by Andrew Dorff, Matt Ramsey and Brad Tursi. “We all go through stuff,” Chesney laughs. “And you know, you can get so caught up in what I did wrong, or trying to take the blame, and you start missing out on everything elseâ€¦ We all make mistakes, we all screw up, but we’re also – I think most of us – good people trying to do right, and have some fun while we’re here! Friends, family, the moments, that’s the stuff that’s so easy to miss, and this song makes it so easy to figure out.”
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