Chase Rice, ‘Gonna Wanna Tonight’ [Listen]
Chase Rice pulls back the bravado for ‘Gonna Wanna Tonight.’ It’s one of three songs he didn’t write on ‘Ignite the Night,’ and it’s one that shows his sensitive side.
After the catchy, but very aggressive ‘Ready Set Roll,’ fans will appreciate this softer version of the former football player. He’s not a natural Romeo. Instead, he comes across as a normal guy willing to do anything to make the woman he loves happy. But he's not totally selfless.
“If you wanna climb a ladder on a water tower / Then we'll kick it with the stars for a couple hours / If you wanna then we're gonna get way up high,” Rice sings to being ‘Gonna Wanna Tonight.’ “If you wanna dip your toes where the water stops / Then we'll let our feet hang off a fishin' dock / If you wanna then we're gonna have to give it a try, that's right.”
The song works because the lyrics penned by Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins and Shane McAnally aren’t too soaked in syrup. Country music’s toughest cowboy didn’t suddenly become a slave to a cute girl. There’s a few innuendoes that keep the song between the cheeky rails Rice guides his career between.
“If you wanna go away, out where there ain't nobody around / And let your long hair get to fallin' down / And let your red lips leave their mark all over mine.”
Rice says he prefers songs that are more aggressive, so he had to be convinced ‘Gonna Wanna Tonight’ should be the second single from his new studio album. The song is likely to pick up fans ‘Ready Set Roll’ turned off, so it could be a good longterm move, even if he’s playing it safe.
Why Fans Will Love It: Rice shows his softer side during 'Gonna Wanna Tonight.' It's a nice contrast to the in-your-face 'Ready Set Roll.'
Key Lyrics: "If you wanna then we're gonna girl / I hope you're gonna wanna tonight / If you wanna then we're gonna girl / I hope you're gonna wanna all night"
Listen to Chase Rice, ‘Gonna Wanna Tonight’
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