Kenny Chesney Debuts ‘Setting the World on Fire’ Music Video
Kenny Chesney has released the music video for “Setting the World on Fire,” his duet with Pink. The clip features a couple spending a carefree day in Los Angeles: driving around with the convertible top down, hanging out on the beach and simply enjoying each other’s company.
Readers can press play above to watch the black-and-white “Setting the World on Fire” video, which also features picturesque shots of Los Angeles and its landmarks, such as La Cienega Boulevard (mentioned in the song’s lyrics) and Pink’s Hot Dogs. Sharp-eyed viewers will also notice a number of billboards advertising Chesney and Pink’s collaboration.
“Setting the World on Fire,” written by Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins and Josh Osborne, is a mid-tempo tune that explores the emotions — the good and the anxious — of falling in love. The song’s lyrics are, according to Chesney, “a perfect way of saying it, but when you feel that melody rise, the arrangement picking up momentum — it’s bigger than you are, and all you want to do is throw yourself against the night.
“Then when Pink comes in,” he adds, “well, that just brings this [song] to life.”
Just days before his new album was due out on July 8, Chesney announced that he was delaying its release to add “Setting the World on Fire” to the project. The country star and Pink formed a friendship while the “Noise” singer was spending time in California; he calls her “an incredible singer,” describing her voice as one that “holds so many feelings all at the same time: joy, desire, a bit of toughness, a little hurt.”
“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. “[W]ith her voice that is so strong and contains so many colors, [Pink] 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.”
Cosmic Hallelujah is now due out on Oct. 28. The record was originally titled Some Town Somewhere, but Chesney decided to change its name because “[t]he new music and the energy that the new music’s bringing … feels like a cosmic hallelujah.
“That’s the word that came out,” Chesney explains, “so that’s actually gonna be the title of the new album.”
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