Chayce Beckham just released a brand-new single, “Tell Me Twice.”
On Friday, March 25, the Season 19 American Idol winner and 2022 Music Mayhem Artist To Watch shared a soothing new song inspired by phone calls he had with his mom.
“‘Tell Me Twice’ is a song that came from conversation after a few different phone calls from my mama,” Beckham explained. “She told me I needed to write a song called tell me twice so I did, and without thinking I started writing about all the things I’ve learned to love and value as I grew up. Simple lessons learned that I still keep with me today.”
The poignant tune, co-written by Beckham alongside Isley Juber and producer Ross Copperman and reminiscent of a ’90s country hit, highlights the simple things in life that are most important but often taken for granted.
“This title was my mom’s idea for me to write because it was something we had said to each other,” says Beckham. “It made me think about all the things in life that you should just do and not have to think twice about it. Growing up I really did learn the value of a dollar because I watched my family work hard for everything we had. This song is a reminder to not take the good things in life for granted and remember to appreciate them.”
“Tell Me Twice” is a 4-minute ode to lessons Beckham has learned in life, including learning the value of a dollar and always staying true to yourself and remembering where you came from no matter what life throws at you.
“Learned the value of the dollar / ‘Cause I had to work for it / Rolled my windows up / When the rain is pouring down / But from where I’m sitting now / I’ve learned a hell of a lot from taking good advice / But a whole lot more from living life / You don’t have to tell me twice,” he sings.
“To take a day off when you need the rest / Loosen up the drag on a two-pound test / Drink a cold beer when the weather’s right / But you don’t got to tell me twice,” Beckham sings on the chorus. “To spend your time off with the ones you love / And, sending up prayers to the man above / Say you know how it goes / After every low comes a high that’s life / You better hold on and hold on tight / But you don’t have to tell me twice / No, you don’t have to tell me twice.”
Listen to the new song below.
The single art for the track is a photo of Beckham as a child with his mom, which he said “fit best for the cover art” as “the song was her idea after all.”
“Tell Me Twice” follows Beckham’s latest single “Can’t Do Without Me,” which features Lindsay Ell as well as his debut autobiographical single, “23.”
The singer/songwriter and Apple Valley native is set to return to American Idol on Monday, March 28, to mentor Idol hopefuls during Hollywood week.
In addition to returning to Idol, Beckham is currently in the midst of a tour with his friend Jimmie Allen and will soon embark on some headlining shows across the country before joining Luke Combs on the road this fall.
For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.chaycebeckham.com.