"Tip of My Tongue" is a love song, and in the chorus, Kenny sings, "It's a long way down/ To where I wanna go/ It's a long way down/ To the center of your soul/ It's a long way down/ And I'm a loaded gun/ But I love your salt and sugar on the tip of my tongue."
Chesney explains to iHeartRadio of his new single, "It's really interesting where a figure of speech can lead you when you are in the creative process. I sat down with Ross Copperman and Ed Sheeran, two guys that I really, truly respect as songwriters; it was just a blast writing 'Tip of My Tongue.' I had the idea written down for a while, but didn't really know where to take it, because it is an authentic story in my life and an idea in my life about connection. And, it took us a couple of hours and once we got into the idea of the song, and started exploring the song, in a lot of ways wrote itself. It really did, because it was just such a fun writing session with two guys that I really respect. It's always good to write with people that you don't necessarily write with all the time. I've written a lot of songs with Ross Copperman, but Ed and I [had] never written together. We have a lot of similarities in our lives and what we do for a living, but we never sat down in a room together to write a song, and 'Tip of My Tongue' is the end result."
Meanwhile, on social media, the country star wrote of the song, "With all the great songs that have been written, you always want to do something different. I wrote this with two guys I really respect as songwriters @rosscopperman & @edsheeran. It's one of the most fun sessions I've done in a while."
"Tip of My Tongue" follows Kenny's 2018 album Songs for the Saints. Listen to the new song above.