Having built a career on knowing the moment and trusting his gut, Kenny derailed a pretty involved single set-up when he suddenly found himself midway through writing a song about the impact of sonic overload on our society.
Sometimes as a writer, you sense the urgency of what youre saying, he says. I knew how many hours of work had gone into setting up the album and the single. I also felt in my gut Noise was a song people were hungry to hear someone say.
With a rapid rhythm that swells, then almost bursts, Noise mirrors the nervous energy created by too many simultaneous stimuli. Opening with Wrecking balls, downtown construction/ Bottles breaking, juke box buzzing/ Cardboard sign says the Lord is coming/ Tick Tick Tock... the single catalogues the chaos and auditory shrapnel of daily living as phased guitars and crashing drums topple around him.
It comes down, really, to the chorus, Kenny says, When it starts, We scream, we shout til we dont have a voice/ In the streets, in the crowds, it aint nothing but noise... drowning out all the dreams of this Tennessee boy/ Just trying to be heard... in all this noise, that says it all about the impact of 24-hour news, click bait and being addicted to having to know.
Fifteen stations are already committed to next weeks add date, and Noise is just getting started. With the Spread the Love Tour kicking off April 23 in Auburn and an album due early this summer, Kenny is set to hit a new mark with his music.
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