Jelly Roll is giving fans a taste of his highly-anticipated new album, WHITSITT CHAPEL, with a teaser of an unreleased new love song that pays tribute to his beautiful wife, Bunnie XO.
On Friday (April 21), the genre-bending superstar took to TikTok to share a snippet of an unreleased new song, titled “Kill A Man,” which he wrote in honor of his wife Bunnie XO.
“I don’t write a lot of love songs…” he captioned the audio work tape of the new tune, which finds Jelly Roll crooning over his wife, Bunnie XO, and recalling the night he first laid eyes on the Dumb Blonde Podcast host during his concert in Las Vegas in 2015.
“I thought that night in Vegas / the drink I was drinkin’ would finally take me / I thought I wouldn’t make it / that my demons would find me with blue lights behind me / thought my time was up more than a time or two / the enemy begins with you / something ’bout you has always been dangerous / I should run, but here I stand / you’re the one thing Heaven can’t save me from / and I’m far past my last chance / I was bulletproof / but baby loving you could kill a man,” Jelly Roll sings in the one-minute audio clip.
Listen To Jelly Roll’s Unreleased Tune “Kill A Man” Below
Bunnie also shared a snippet of the tune’s chorus, which soundtracked an adorable montage video on her TikTok.
“Daddy wrote a new song for me,” she captioned the clip that perfectly brought their love story to life.
Jelly Roll, 38, and Bunnie, 43, first met at one of the Nashville native’s concerts on Fremont Street in Las Vegas at The Country Saloon in 2015. Nearly a year later, the couple tied the knot on August 31, 2016.
READ: See Inside Jelly Roll & His Wife Bunnie XO’s Love Story
Jelly Roll Recently Teamed Up With Yelawolf For “Unlive”
Earlier this month, Jelly Roll released a brand-new collaboration with Yelawolf, titled “Unlive,” which will also appear on his new album.
“This song is about how we grew up in the south — we’ve all seen and experienced things, that no matter where we go in life we always take it with us. It’s a reminder of what made us who we are today— and I’m proud of that,” Jelly Roll explained of “Unlive.”
Penned by Jelly Roll and Yelawolf, “Unlive” finds the pair detailing the struggles they experienced throughout their upbringing.
“White trash roots run deeper / I done seen pain pills turn to needles / The things I’ve done to numb these feelings / Is somethin’ that you can’t outrun / Woah / You can’t unlive where you’re from,” Jelly Roll sings on the tune’s chorus.
“Kill A Man” will appear on Jelly Roll’s forthcoming new album, WHITSITT CHAPEL, which arrives on June 2, 2023.
The project, named after the church the Antioch native grew up attending, will feature 13 tracks, including his current single “NEED A FAVOR” and the previously released track, “SHE.”
“This album is about growth and gratitude happening in my life. I wanted to create a project that felt hopeful. I believe the worst feeling a person can have is feeling hopeless or worthless. This is therapeutic music. Real music for real people with real problems,” Jelly Roll shared in a statement.
WHITSITT CHAPEL, which serves as Jelly Roll’s debut full-length country record via BMG/Stoney Creek Records, will also include three collaborations. Brantley Gilbert and Struggle Jennings joins Jelly Roll on “Behind Bars” and Yelawolf is featured on “Unlive,” while Lainey Wilson teamed up with the 38-year-old hitmaker to recreate his fan-favorite tune, “Save Me.”
Backroad Baptism Tour
Additionally, Jelly Roll will soon embark on his massive 44-date headlining arena tour, dubbed the Backroad Baptism Tour.
Hosted by Josh Adam Meyers, the trek kicks off on Friday, July 28 at Bank Plus Amphitheater in Southhaven, Mississippi. The Backroad Baptism will run through Saturday, October 14, where the trek will wrap up in Tampa, Florida at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.
“The Backroad Baptism Tour is a big one for me, y’all! I’m bringing my friends out on the road this summer, and I can’t wait to see every one of you mutherf***ers at a show,” Jelly Roll shared.
Ashley McBryde, Caitlynne Curtis, Chase Rice, Elle King, Merkules, Struggle Jennings, Three 6 Mafia, Yelawolf will serve as support on select dates of the tour.