Hear LeAnn Rimes’ Vulnerable New Song ‘How to Kiss a Boy’
LeAnn Rimes has revealed another piece of her upcoming 16th studio LP Remnants with the latest single, “How to Kiss a Boy.” A sweeping, piano-driven ballad written by Barry Dean and Lori McKenna, “How to Kiss a Boy” details the perilous journey from first attraction to one last heartbreaking goodbye. Highlighted by Rimes’ powerful, yet poignant delivery, the track offers a promising hint at what the Grammy-winning singer says is a very healing record.
“That’s really what I hope people get out of it, is some sense of healing,” Rimes tells Rolling Stone Country of the follow-up to 2013’s Spitfire. “I’m not attacking anything; it’s from a settled point of view. And yes, it is vulnerable. I’m scared to death.”
The new tune follows “The Story,” the debut single from Remnants, which will be released October 28th on RCA-UK. Rimes’ new label deal follows a hugely successful, yet often turbulent 20-year history with Nashville’s Curb Records.
Beginning in mid-February, Rimes will embark on the first leg of her Remnants Tour with a series of dates in the U.K. She’ll wrap up 2016, however, with a Christmas tour that kicks off December 1st in Norfolk, Nebraska, and visits a dozen cities throughout the holiday season. Tickets are on sale to the general public Friday, September 16th.
The Today Is Christmas 2016 Tour coincides with the Target reissue of last year’s Today Is Christmas LP from Rimes, which peaked at Number Two on Billboard‘s Holiday Albums chart and features the second-most-played new Christmas tune of 2015, “Celebrate Me Home,” a Kenny Loggins tune that Rimes performs as a duet with Gavin DeGraw.