Kane Brown shared a brand new song from his forthcoming album!
The country superstar released the fiddle-infused track, “One Mississippi,” on Friday (Aug. 20) alongside a music video.
Co-written by Brown alongside Jesse Frasure, Levon Gray and Ernest K. Smith and produced by Dann Huff, “One Mississippi” is a song about continuously running into an ex after breaking up that ignites a spark that gets you back together which may ultimately end up falling apart again.
“Where you makeup and you break up, and you just keep running into each other, and then something about that spark in the relationship gets y’all back together and may fall apart again,” Brown told The Nashville Soundbite.
The award-winning Alex Alvga directed the music video for “One Mississippi” features Ross Butler, a popular actor from Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why, who took to his Instagram gushing over the “catchy” song and the “opportunity to continue to breaking down cultural barriers.” He also commented that his participation in the music video is a “big milestone for me and I’m proud to make another step for inclusion wherever I can.”
The song was co-written with a guy named Levon Gray, who Brown didn’t know and noticed after he tagged him in an Instagram post. The chart-topping hitmaker explained to Country Now, “He tagged me in a post, and two other people, and I was the only artist who got back to him. I thought he could sing, And the song [in the post], he had written himself. I had just started my publishing company, so I was like, ‘I wanna give this guy a chance.’”
Brown was unsure about writing with a new writer, but when he asked Smith and Frasure if they would be willing to allow Gray to join them, they were more than gracious to give the writer the opportunity to join them and after listening to the new track, this song will definitely boost his writing career.
“I asked them if they would write with a new writer, that nobody in Nashville had heard before. They gave him a chance, and it was kind of like his audition,” Brown continued to tell the outlet. “He came into the writing session with the title ‘One Mississippi.’ I kinda sat back and let him take charge, to see how he was gonna do.”
The song will officially impact country radio on Monday, Aug. 23.
Listen to the new track and watch the video above.