Tuesday, April 3, 2018
– Kenny Chesney will "Get Along" with the new single dropping Friday.
Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne, "Get Along" is a mid-tempo song. Presumably, the song is from a forthcoming album, but there was no information about that.
"To me, music is what you make it, and I want music that sounds good, but also gives you permission to really live," Chesney said. "I think we can get so caught up in expectations, our own and other people's, and we forget what matters."
"Some days, it's like the world is just angry, screaming people," Chesney said, "all harping on what's wrong, how other people are awful. The more I move around, talking to people, though, the more I know people are seeking the same things, working hard to get by and hoping for the best for their family and friends. It's simple, but we keep getting driven apart - and made unhappy. When I heard this song, beyond how good the rhythm felt, I was amazed how simply they broke all this stuff down. Get along... find the common ground... know the basic stuff is where the joy, the love, the happiness is."
The chorus contains the lines "Get along on down the road/ We've got a long, long way to go/ Scared to live, scared to die/ We ain't perfect, but we try..."
"You know, the song says, 'You find out when you die, the keys to heaven can't be bought/We still don't know what love is, but we sure know what it's not...' That's real. We're here such a short time, this song reminds us all how to get together, get along and enjoy the ride."