KELLY BRICKEY • MAY 12, 2017 - 9:31 AM
It’s getting hot in here, but not because the summer months are quickly approaching—it’s due to Chris Young’s sexy new single, “Losing Sleep.”
Not wasting any time getting back into the game after his No.1 “Sober Saturday Night,” Young decided to amp the tempo up a notch with his progressive new track that rocks into a night to remember with the one you love. Put together a guitar-driven chorus with a hand-clap beat and Young sets himself up for a relatable upbeat love song.
Written by Young with Josh Hoge and Chris DeStefano, the three nail the idea of intimacy mixed with the contemporary country sounds that ride throughout the strong chorus. With lyrics like, “Fall into me / let me breathe the air you breathe / I can take you anywhere you want to be,” Young strives to bring the sensual elements in while still maintaining his romantic personality from previous songs.
“I think it’s still very much me. I don’t think anyone is going to hear it and think it doesn’t sound like me as an artist. It’s very, very forward production wise and definitely once the chorus hits, it’s a tempo. It’s a nice balance, and I think you have to have all of that,” Young said in an interview with The Tennessean.
“Losing Sleep” is the first little taste of what to expect from Young’s upcoming album, which he just so happened to co-write on all of the tracks. Announcing the exciting news to fans via social media a couple weeks ago, the country singer continues to work hard in the studio on his anticipated project for his supporters to fall in love with from first listen.
“Everything has its own slot on the record. I really think you guys are going to be excited to hear it. Pumped that we get to do it this soon,” he said through a previous Facebook Live session.
As fans await even more new music from Young, they can check out his new track, “Losing Sleep,” and see him perform live on the They Don’t Know Tour with Jason Aldean this summer.
Chris Young is wide awake for 'Losing Sleep'
The Tennessean12:01 a.m. CT May 12, 2017
Chris Young was wide awake with excitement Thursday, the day before his new single “Losing Sleep” was released to country radio.The song is the debut single from his forthcoming seventh studio album.
“It’s a very sexy song, people have already pointed it out,” Young said of the progressive up-tempo. Young penned the song with his frequent collaborator and friend Josh Hoge and prolific country hit writer Chris DeStefano. “Losing Sleep” starts with a smooth R&B groove that flips into a full-blown contemporary country chorus.
“I know it’s different for me from the last record,” said Young, who has had nine No. 1 country hits. “We’ll see what everybody thinks about it when it actually gets out there.”
The men wrote “Losing Sleep” in December of 2015, soon after Young released his gold-selling “I’m Comin’ Over.” Young came to the songwriting appointment with the hook and DeStefano had an idea for the track. It was the first time Young, Hoge and DeStefano had worked together on the same song, but Young said, “It obviously worked out well.”
“You don’t want to make the same song over and over or the same sounds over and over on every record,” Young said. “I think it’s still very much me. I don’t think anyone is going to hear it and think it doesn’t sound like me as an artist. It’s very, very forward production wise and definitely once the chorus hits, it’s a tempo. It’s a nice balance, and I think you have to have all of that.”
“Losing Sleep” sets the tone for Young’s upcoming album on which he co-wrote every song. Like he did with Hoge and DeStefano, Young wrote with new pairings of people. He recorded songs he’d written with writers he’d never cut songs from before. And, there’s songs he penned with writers who will be familiar to fans of his other albums.
“It was really a blend of trying to keep a lot of the parts on the last record that made it special, but add to it,” he said. “I’m just excited people are going to have new music … and for it to be something I’m vocally proud of, I’m proud of as a songwriter and a producer. I hope everybody just enjoys it.”