Kenny Chesney has selected his next single of his newest album:
Chesney‚Äôs third single from Cosmic Halleljuah, ‚ÄúBar at the End of the World‚ÄĚ was written by JT Harding, Aimee Mayo and David Lee Murphy, but the song is quintessential Chesney: a tune about ‚Äúa little tin roof bar down a path you have to follow‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ a place ‚Äúlike nowhere else that you‚Äôve ever been,‚ÄĚ where ‚Äúthere ain‚Äôt no empty glasses‚ÄĚ and where ‚Äúthey‚Äôre playing ‚ÄúDrift Away.‚ÄĚ‚ÄĚ Readers can press play below to hear the tune.
‚ÄúThat song is about escaping everything in your life, whether it‚Äôs the election or your job or whatever is weighing you down,‚ÄĚ Chesney tells EW. ‚ÄúI think there is a part of all of us that wakes up one day and says, ‚ÄėI want to find a bar that is as far away as I possibly can, and just sit there.’‚ÄĚ
Listen to the single below and get it now on iTunes:
Similar to ‚ÄúNoise,‚ÄĚ Chesney‚Äôs first single off the upcoming Cosmic Hallelujah, ‚ÄúRich and Miserable‚ÄĚ brings new depth to the singer‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúNoise‚ÄĚ explored the effects of technological distraction, this latest track delves into the ‚ÄúAmerican dream‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúRich and Miserable‚ÄĚ 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, ‚ÄúRich and Miserable‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs next or to stop every once in a while and enjoy the present.
‚ÄúThis song is very unique for me,‚ÄĚ says Chesney in a Facebook post. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve 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.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúRich and Miserable‚ÄĚ is Chesney‚Äôs third single of his seventeenth studio album Cosmic Hallelujah. The song follows ‚ÄúNoise,‚ÄĚ as well as July‚Äôs ‚ÄúSetting the World on Fire,‚ÄĚ recorded as a duet with Pink. Chesney‚Äôs latest album will be released on Oct. 28, but fans can preorder Cosmic Hallelujah on iTunes now and receive four tracks immediately, including ‚ÄúRich and Miserable.‚ÄĚ
It’s another number one hit for Kenny Chesney as his duet “Setting the World on Fire” with P!NK topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart this week:
Penned by Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins and Josh Osborne, “Fire” is the second single from Chesney’s 17th studio album, Cosmic Hallelujah, due Oct. 28. Debut single “Noise” peaked at No. 14 on Hot Country Songs and No. 6 on Country Airplay.
“Fire” marks Chesney’s 23rd Hot Country Songs No. 1, and his first since the survey became an airplay/sales/streaming hybrid chart, splitting from the solely radio-based Country Airplay chart, on Oct. 20, 2012. The track rebounds 3-1 for a fifth week atop Country Digital Song Sales with 35,000 downloads sold in the week ending Oct. 6 (up 32 percent, likely sparked by the new album going up for preorder), according to Nielsen Music. It holds at its No. 3 high on Country Airplay (41.8 -million impressions, up 3 percent) and reaches the Country Streaming Songs top 10 (11-9; 2 million U.S. streams, down 5 percent).
“It is so rare to find songs that are truly in the moment like ‘Setting the World on Fire,’ ” Chesney tells Billboard. “When you add Pink, you get a definite charge of two people on the brink. She helps bring the listener into the moment. At a time when the world is pretty overloaded, to hear something so fresh, and a moment so perfectly captured in a song, it’s hard to resist. Finding the song was awesome and -getting Pink to sing on it was incredible.”
The brand new music video for Kenny Chesney and Pink’s “Setting The World On Fire” is out and you can watch it below.
The slow motion, black and white video takes place in Los Angeles, and is a romantic look at a young couple‚Äôs day of breezy love. They eat Chinese food in their hotel room, snap pictures on La Cienega Blvd. and generally look beautiful as they spend all day together and end their evening overlooking the city‚Äôs skyline.
While Chesney and P!nk don‚Äôt appear in the video per se, advertisements of them do. The video manages to stack several shots of billboards, building posters and more announcing the duet and making sure fans haven‚Äôt forgotten the artists behind this sweeping country ballad.
Kenny Chesney and P!NK’s new duet “Setting The World On Fire” is rapidly climbing up the charts.
Florida Georgia Line‚Äôs ‚ÄúH.O.L.Y.‚ÄĚ retains its #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
This marks the smash hit‚Äôs fourteenth week atop the listing, which ranks country songs based on combined activity from airplay, streaming and sales.
‚ÄúH.O.L.Y.‚ÄĚ concurrently retains the #1 position on Streaming Songs. It meanwhile falls one spot to #2 on Country Digital Songs and four places to #7 on Country Airplay.
Kenny Chesney‚Äôs ‚ÄúSetting The World On Fire (featuring P!nk),‚ÄĚ which claims #1 on the Country Digital Songs subchart, soars to #2 on Hot Country Songs. Based purely on its first few days of airplay, it debuted at #43 on last week‚Äôs Hot Country chart.
On the Hot 100 all-genre chart, Kenny and P!NK make a strong debut at #29.
‚ÄúYou can‚Äôt conjure a song that captures that feeling of being on the brink like this does,‚ÄĚ Chesney says in a press release. ‚ÄúThe lyrics are a perfect way of saying it, but when you feel that melody rise, the arrangement picking up momentum ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs bigger than you are, and all you want to do is throw yourself against the night. Then when Pink comes in, well, that just brings this [song] to life.‚ÄĚ