Having just dropped a new title Cosmic Hallelujah for his upcoming album, Kenny continues ratcheting up the excitement by releasing Setting The World On Fire to country radio on July 28 at 5 p.m. ET. The duet with P!NK captures the combustive euphoria of being on the brink of love.
With a tumbling guitar part, clean percussion and pillowy synth pads, the mid-tempo song builds and recedes, featuring a stand-out electric guitar solo from Kenny Greenberg. Invoking the dazzle of being lost in the heart of Saturday night: lipstick on mirrors, philosophical conversations strewn across hours, bands on the speakers matching the name on your t-shirt, Setting The World On Fire is the wonder of how sweet and enervating falling into love can be.
You cant conjure a song that captures that feeling of being on the brink like this does, Kenny says. The lyrics are a perfect way of saying it, but when you feel that melody rise, the arrangement picking up momentum its bigger than you are, and all you want to do is throw yourself against the night. Then when P!NK comes in, well, that just brings this (song) to life."
Given Kenny's history of unlikely and often chart-topping duets with Dave Matthews (Im Alive), Grace Potter (You & Tequila, Wild Child), Uncle Kracker (When The Sun Goes Down) and more, teaming with P!NK continues his longstanding tradition of seeking the best collaborators in modern music.
To me, great songs are great songs regardless of genre and the core of being alive is the same no matter where you are, Chesney says. That rush of realizing theres something going on here... Youre really clicking with someone... Or even just one of those perfect nights with your friends, theres no feeling like it. And I like the idea of P!NK with her voice that is so strong and contains so many colors, she really makes that idea of giving into your heart, shouting out the window and whirling around in the middle of an abandoned street feel real.