After two years, and his first independent release in 15 years, Jerrod Niemann has returned with new music. Two songs off of the upcoming album, “Ghost Rider” and “Tequila Kisses”, introduce a rebranded, refocused artist that has once again been able to feel pride with his own music.
These new tracks, produced by the “Lover Lover” singer himself, take on a creative, compelling, and authentic feel that has never truly been heard from Niemann before. The lyrics hold a story, though, an abstract and unrevealing layer enables listeners to attempt to connect the dots through individual interpretation.
“’Ghost Rider’ was a song idea I came up with after going through my divorce,” Niemann explains in a statement. “People are often creatures of habit, and when you lose that person that has been constantly by your side for years, it’s like they are a ‘Ghost Rider’ in your life – at least for a little while. Hopefully, anyone going through a tough time will go for a ride, roll the windows down, and listen to this song – and maybe it will help them clear their heads and get some things figured out.”
Co-written by Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Niemann, and Lance Miller, “Ghost Rider” walks alongside many “love gone wrong” country songs such as Brett Young’s “Don’t Wanna Write This Song” or Luke Combs’ “Used to You”.
“I watched you leave, I watched you go / So, why’s it still feel like you’re next to me / Rolling down this back road / I try to drown you out with the radio too loud / But every song’s about you / Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider, yeah / Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider”
“Tequila Kisses”, co-written by Lee Brice and John Stone, is a unique a cappella track that Niemann recorded himself in his home studio called the Red Room. The song features 50 different vocals, all executed by the gold-certified “What Do You Want From Me” singer. It’s a mesmerizing and beautiful piece that is enhanced by Niemann’s soothing tone.
“Tequila kisses, going down / Getting longer, with every round / She don’t know me, she don’t mind / Tequila kisses tonight”
This new era of music, and the upcoming collection Lost and Found, is given to his listeners directly from Niemann. As a newly-independent artist, he is able to focus on finding a sound that fits the his new brand after 15 years in the genre.
“Ghost Rider” and “Tequila Kisses” are now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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