When Kenny makes an album, he wants to expand the themes hes already explored. American Kids took the joy of youth he celebrated with Young and went even deeper into the realm of what it means to be free-spirited, alive and in the moment. Wild Child captured the same awe at what women truly are that made Anything But Mine such an enduring No. 1. Even the hard rocking The Big Revival embraced a fuller-tilt take on the reggae-tinged Everybody Wants to Go Heaven and its hardcore love and live your life ethos.
After the hit single "Noise", Kenny thought about what he wanted Some Town Somewhere to mean. Not just an album about the state of the world, he wanted to get to the state of the heart and a song that captured the euphoria of those moments when love turns into something more: Setting The World On Fire.
While spending time in California, Kenny had run into and become friendly with P!NK. The Grammy Award winning singer and powerful vocalist, seemed both an unlikely choice and the perfect candidate. As Kenny explains, P!NKs voice holds so many feelings all at the same time: joy, desire, a bit of toughness, a little hurt. Shes an incredible singer and has this great tone that shines but has a little wear to it, but doesnt sound beat up. So I called her.
The resulting duet took the song of lipstick on mirrors, bands on t-shirts and the electric sensation of being completely and wildly enamored to a whole other place. While commitments and album release schedules are for business, for Kenny, the larger issue is always doing right by the songs.
Having spent the winter writing, listening to songs and recharging his batteries, Kenny had plenty of time to consider what he wants and he realized this duet was something worth waiting for moving the album, Some Town Somewhere, to October 28.
Sure, it would be easier to just leave everything on schedule, said Kenny. But when you have something you know is great, and it captures the best part of being alive, why wouldnt you slow down enough to make it happen in the moment? Thats what Setting The World On Fire is all about and I figure it may be a while before I make another record, and I dont want to wait to share this because its so good."