Dustin Lynch is taking a decidedly more progressive direction with his new single, "Seein' Red," which takes his sound well beyond what he's offered fans in the past.

Lynch established his sound with the relatively traditional slant of his hit debut single, "Cowboys and Angels," and he built upon that by adding some decidedly more high-energy rock elements for his sophomore album, Where It's At, which has scored three consecutive No. 1 hits with its title song, "Hell of a Night" and "Mind Reader."

He's adding yet another layer to that with "Seein' Red," which was written by Kurt Allison, Steve Bogard, Tully Kennedy and Jason Sever. Lynch retains the distorted guitars, but adds in some funky, dance-y beats and vocal effects for a track that's an amalgam of country, rock and glossy contemporary pop.

A year ago country radio might not have been ready for a track quite like this. But Thomas Rhett has had plenty of success more recently with very progressive, pop-edged songs, and Keith Urban is helping move the needle with his latest, "Wasted Time." With Lynch's recent winning streak, he ought to find a warm reception for his new single, which is the first taste of his upcoming third studio album.

The lyrics to "Seein' Red" are unapologetically sexy: “I’m talkin’ red-hot red kiss fallin’ off your lips / I’m talkin’ red-hot red dress hangin’ on your hips / I’m talkin’ backseat heartbeat poundin’ in my chest / I’m seein’ red / I’m seein’ red/ Can’t get you outta my head, girl / Can’t get you outta my head / The way you color up my world / I’m seein’ red," Lynch sings.

“'Seein’ Red is the perfect introduction to where I am in life and what this next chapter of music represents,” he says in a press release. “It’s fun, sexy, energetic and makes me want to dance all over somebody.”

Listen to Dustin Lynch, "Seein' Red"

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Dustin Lynch's "Seein' Red" Lyrics:

"Flame / Girl you light it up when I hear you say my name / Yeah you know just how to start it / You shine / And I just can't wait to get you out tonight / Yeah you know how bad I want it."

"Ride this Chevy like a Cadillac / One stop light, no lookin' back / Wherever we're going, gotta get there fast."

Chorus:

“I’m talkin’ red-hot red kiss fallin’ off your lips / I’m talkin’ red-hot red dress hangin’ on your hips / I’m talkin’ backseat heartbeat poundin’ in my chest / I’m seein’ red / I’m seein’ red/ Can’t get you outta my head, girl / Can’t get you outta my head / The way you color up my world / I’m seein’ red."

"Down / We can get down some place just outside of town / And bring a bottle if you wanna / That moon / That moon ain't gonna tell on me and you / Just say the word and we're gonna ... "

"Ride this Chevy like a Cadillac / One stop light, no lookin' back / Wherever we're going, gotta get there fast."

Repeat Chorus