Dustin Lynch channels his youth within the infectious new single “Ridin’ Roads,” premiering on Billboard under. Inspired by a collection of movies his pal posted to social media whereas having “a rager in his farm truck,” the singer remembers bringing the thought for the track to co-writers Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell final April.
His pal’s Snapchat offered the photographs he and his co-writers conjured up within the writing session, however they didn’t end the track that day. Instead, Lynch lived with “Ridin’ Roads” for a number of months and shared the refrain and a verse with associates on the lake that summer season. Receiving a constructive response, Lynch and his co-writers met once more in August to complete the track.
“It’s a track that makes a lot sense for me,” he tells Billboard. “Writing with intention of what you already know. [‘Ridin’ Roads’ is] proper down the lane of what this ‘Small Town Boy’ character says and does. This track matches that man.”
Lynch is referring to his 2017 Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 “Small Town Boy.” It’s this character, he explains, that he has been writing music for.
“I’ve an image of that man. I do know precisely what he seems to be like. I do know the truck he drives. I do know what’s sitting in his console proper now and in his cup holder,” he says. “I don’t particularly know that dude, however I’ve an image of that man as a result of I do know lots of them in center Tennessee. I’m now attending to tour far and wide and I notice that these guys — the small city boys — are all around the world.”
He provides, “I like the message of the track. It goes again to ‘Small Town Boy’ and jogs my memory of that man in Tullahoma, Tennessee, that I used to be and nonetheless want I used to be to an extent — having the ability to return house and luxuriate in nation roads and trip round with associates.”
The track’s vivid imagery paints the image of a pair’s laidback night time driving by means of the countryside. Additional backing vocals from Sarah Buxton propel the already catchy monitor to the subsequent degree.
“Ridin’ roads that don’t no person go down/ Little journey by means of the nation aspect/ These 38’s makin’ them world go 'spherical/ I hit a curve simply to make you slide/ The solely mild is a flashin’ yellow/ The solely factor that I would like is your kiss/ I’m lovin’ nothin’ to do with you child/ Just ridin’ roads on an evening like this,” he sings on the refrain.
While Lynch is effectively conscious that there are numerous nation songs about driving round in a truck with a woman, he goals to make his storyline completely different by including in a line impressed by his cousins. At one level he sings of stolen avenue indicators: “I don’t know the place we’re/ ‘Cause anyone stole the road indicators/ I’mma take my candy time,” he croons.
“That lyric was impressed by my cousins. They obtained caught with 30-something avenue indicators of their attic after they had been in highschool,” Lynch remembers with amusing. “When you’re driving roads, typically you need to impress your mates and the ladies and steal avenue indicators. That line actually got here from that reminiscence of them getting caught and going to jail. I feel as a result of that was a hard-earned reminiscence, that’s most likely my favourite line.”
“Ridin’ Roads” is the primary style of recent music for Lynch since 2018’s “Good Girl.” The single is featured on his new EP, additionally titled Ridin’ Roads, which will likely be launched Friday.
“This is one which’s gonna kick off the subsequent chapter of music,” Lynch hints, including that his fourth studio album is anticipated later this 12 months. “It’s a fantastic track for .”
Lynch will be a part of Thomas Rhett on the singer’s upcoming Canadian leg of the Life Changes Tour in April earlier than kicking off the Very Hot Summer Tour in May as direct help.