Chris Young Drops New Song ‘Right Now,’ Announces Upcoming Tour And Ninth Studio Album
“It’s a little louder, a little more raw,” Young says of the upcoming project.
Chris Young; Photo by John Shearer
The country star puts his pride on the back burner as he delivers a raw portrayal of a couple who isn’t ready to move on from each other just yet. Co-written by Young with Chris DeStefano and Josh Hoge, “Right Now” is a captivating mid-tempo tune that highlights Young’s deep vocals as he puts himself in the shoes of these wavering lovers.
“You’re in that in-between phase of a relationship going, ‘It’s late, I can’t sleep. I’m wondering where you are and you’re wondering where I’m at. Let’s not wonder about it anymore. Let’s be in the same place,’” Young says of the new tune.
Listen And Watch The Music Video
The accompanying music video released alongside the song was directed by Running Bear’s Alexia Stone and Stephen Kinigopoulos and filmed in Nashville. A stormy night sets the scene as Young and the actress playing his love interest wander through the dimly lit home with a longing look on their faces as they grapple with how to move forward.
“We can’t bring ourselves to burn a bridge / We might have to walk back across / When it’s late, and we’re lonely, don’t wanna move on / And our pride is the only cost / ‘Cause that fires still burning / And I don’t think you wanna let it go out / So, if you won’t say it girl, I’ll say it / What are you doin’ right now,” Young sings on the chorus.
New Album Coming In March
“Right Now” will appear on the multi-platinum, global entertainer’s just announced, ninth studio album, Young Love & Saturday Nights. The 18-track project will be released March 22 via Sony Music Nashville and is named after Young’s Mediabase top 40 and rising title track, “Young Love & Saturday Nights.”
Young serves as a writer on 15 of 18 songs that will be featured on Young Love & Saturday Nights, which marks his first new album since 2021’s Famous Friends. He also took on the role of sole producer on three of the songs and shares co-producer credits with longtime creative partners, Chris DeStefano and Corey Crowder on the remainder of the tracks.
Fans can expect to hear a mix of heartfelt ballads like “All Dogs Go To Heaven,” upbeat anthems such as the leading track, “Looking For You,” and plenty more songs that showcase an elevated side to Young’s career.
“This is what this album felt like it needed to be for me,” he says of the highly annotated project. “It’s a little louder, a little more raw. Even the stripped-down songs are heavier. I love creating music and I love making it and the fact that I get to do that for a living is a pretty incredible thing.”
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“Young Love & Saturday Nights” Track List:
1. Looking for You
2. All Dogs Go to Heaven
3. Young Love & Saturday Nights
4. Don’t Call Me
5. What She Sees in Me
6. Country Boy’s Prayer
7. Double Down
8. Call It a Day
9. Drink to Remember
10. Don’t Stop Now
11. Fall Out
13. Gettin’ Older
14. Right Now
15. Million Miles
16. Everybody Grew Up
17. Knee Deep in Neon
Hitting The Road This Spring
Chris Young also recently shared another piece of exciting news with fans – he will be hitting the road this spring on his headlining Young Love & Saturday Nights 2024 Tour. The trek opens April 25 in Tulsa, OK and runs through May 18 where he will bring the tour to a close in Albuquerque, NM.
Joining Young on the road will be special guest Bryan Martin.
To purchase tickets and find the full list of upcoming tour dates, visit chrisyoungcountry.com.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.