Kenny Chesney has teamed up with “You and Tequila” collaboration partner, Grace Potter, once again for his new single off The Big Revival, “Wild Child”. In tandem with his latest Number 1, “Til It’s Gone,” Kenny released this followup to Sirius XM The Highway and terrestrial radio.
Now, Kenny has premiered the serene video depicting the story of the subject wild child. Appropriately set on a rocky jut with the roaring ocean in the background, Kenny strums a guitar and sings of a woman with a gypsy soul and inability to settle down. Showing the object of his affection traveling the world, driving down dirt paths, and hiking alongside mountains, the video echoes the sentiments of the lyrics, indicating that she won’t stay in any one place for long.
Kenny croons of this woman who has his heart, but will likely take it on an expansive journey at any moment. Preparing himself for her inevitable departure, he can’t help but give all of him to her, despite the realization that the here and now is the only thing on which he can rely. The chorus goes:
She’s a wild child, got a rebel soul with a whole lot of gypsy wild style. She can’t be tied down, but for a while. I’ll be falling free and so in love; might break my heart, but God she drives me wild child.
Kenny employs the assistance of the fabulous Grace Potter, incorporating her pristine vocals in the chorus. Kenny and Grace previously joined forces on the Deana Carter penned hit “You and Tequila”, which catapulted the pair to the top of the charts.
“Wild Child” was written by Kenny, along with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. In speaking of the meaning behind the song, Kenny explained:
To me, a girl who is so alive, so in the moment, so curious and hungry for life … there’s nothing like her. You can’t tie ’em down. So free … and so intense because of it. Nothing is more attractive. To me, that makes women really stand out. Whether they want to live in the mountains, become a doctor, play music in Hawaii or surf around the world, whatever their passion is, that’s what drives them – and man, it’s an amazing thing.