LAUREN JO BLACK • JULY 6, 2016 - 8:37 AM
Photo by Allister Ann
Fans will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on Kenny Chesney’s new album, Some Town Somewhere. Originally scheduled to drop this Friday, July 8, the album has now been shelved until October 28. While fans may be disappointed in the change, they have something big to look forward to.
This morning, Chesney announced via press release that the project will include a duet with Pop sensation P!NK. The song, “Setting The World On Fire,” is something Chesney couldn’t be more excited about.
“To have a song that is so ‘right in the moment’,” the Tennessee native says, “is a rare thing. ‘Somewhere With You’ had it, too. But that’s a song of wanting, and this, this is a song of being. But the more I listened, the more I knew I needed a woman’s voice, to be in the song with me.”
Chesney met and became friendly with P!NK while spending time in California and knew she’d be the perfect duet partner for the song.
“P!NK’s voice holds so many feelings all at the same time: joy, desire, a bit of toughness, a little hurt,” he explains. “She’s an incredible singer – and has this great tone that shines but has a little wear to it, but doesn’t sound beat up. So I called her.”
Chesney says P!NK’s vocals were “everything the song required to come to life.”
Although adding the duet to the album meant the superstar and his team would have to push back the project’s release date, it was something Chesney was more than willing to do.
“Sure, it would be easier to just leave everything on schedule. But when you have something you know is great, and it captures the best part of being alive, why wouldn’t you slow down enough to make it happen in the moment? That’s what ‘Setting The World On Fire’ is all about – and I figure it may be a while before I make another record, and I don’t want to wait to share this because it’s so good.”