See Kenny Chesney’s Politically Charged ‘Noise’ on ‘Corden’
With the 2016 presidential election looming just seven days away, Kenny Chesney visited The Late Late Show with James Corden last night to perform his song “Noise.”
“I was at home one day and noticed all these talking heads on TV, all these people who want to be heard,” Chesney told Rolling Stone Country earlier this year. “So they keep talking over each other and the next thing you know, they’re all screaming. It gets so loud that it almost becomes white noise.”
Inspired by the modern-day clamor of political ads, TV commentators, billboard signs and modern technology, “Noise” is a country anthem tailor-made for the current election cycle, making last night’s visit to The Late Late Show all the more timely. Chesney stuck close to the album’s studio version, backed by a six-piece band and an LED video wall. It was one of the singer’s final live performances of the year.
Chesney, who co-wrote “Noise” with Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally and Jon Nite, released his seventeenth studio record, Cosmic Hallelujah, last Friday. Back in October, Chesney landed in the top spot of Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart with “Setting the World on Fire,” a duet with singer Pink.