Thomas Rhett Teases New Single, ‘Craving You’ [LISTEN]
Thomas Rhett shared a teaser of his forthcoming new single, "Craving You," on social media on Tuesday (March 28). Readers can press play above to hear a 20-second snippet of the tune, set to footage from the singer's current Home Team Tour.
"Craving You" is an '80s-inspired song that features Maren Morris. In the song teaser, Morris' voice can be heard in the background as Rhett sings "You're like that cigarette / That shot of 100 proof / No matter how much I get, I'm always craving / That feeling when we kiss / The way your body moves / No matter how much I get, I'm always craving you."
"Craving You" is one of the new songs that Rhett has been performing live during his Home Team Tour. It was written by Julian Bunetta and Dave Barnes, during a co-writing session that Rhett was supposed to be part of as well; Rhett was sick at home, but when the guys sent him the track, he was "blown away by the longing-ness of the story" and loved its vibe.
Rhett calls "Craving You" "a little bit emotional, a little bit tense," and adds that working with Morris was "amazing."
"It was so nice to be able to work with -- you know, there's a lot of females that are killing it right now, and Maren is definitely one of those girls whose voice is just undeniably powerful and soulful, and on top of that, [she's] just a really, really sweet person to work with," Rhett says. "I think she just adds so much life and so much intensity to this song."
"Craving You" will be available on Friday (March 31) at 12AM ET; it is the first single from Rhett's forthcoming third studio album. Rhett will be performing the song on the 2017 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 2)
Rhett kicked off his Home Team Tour in late February; Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd are acting as special guests throughout the trek. Rhett will be headlining Country Jam 2017 in Colorado this June, and he and wife Lauren are preparing for the arrival of both a biological baby girl and a child they're adopting from Africa.
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