Kid Rock is notorious for blending rock and country styles in his music and his latest song is no exception. “Still Somethin’” appears on his just-released new album, Bad Reputation, and was co-written by Kid Rock (Robert James Ritchie), Morgan Wallen, Mitchell Tenpenny, Andrew Paul Albert and Jordan Schmidt.
The groovy track looks back at fond memories of how rock ‘n roll music played a prominent role during his life and how it still invokes special emotions to this day.
He sings in the chorus:
“There’s still something ’bout a guitar cranked up
Head banging to the beat of the bass drum
Still something ’bout a sold-out show
In the second row with your girl on your shoulders
Still something ’bout raising a cold beer
When the lights go down and the crowd cheers
From Delta Soul to Abbey Road
Sweet Child to Sweet Home”
Throughout the lyrics, Kid Rock pays tribute to rock and roll legends such as Guns N’ Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles, AC/DC, Journey, Steve Miller Band and more, with subtle nods to each of the groups.
Click above to listen to the new song above.
Kid Rock Recently Open Up About His New Album With FOX News’ Tucker Carlson
During an interview with FOX News’ Tucker Carlson, Kid Rock talked about his goal with his latest album, Bad Reputation.
“I just wanted to go back a little bit to my roots of the hard rock and hard rap, heavier stuff. But I also wanted to throw in the tinges of southern rock and country music and soul music and of course, rock and roll,” the hitmaker said. “All which I love so much and have really honed my craft over the years to not just be fluent in one, but touch on ‘em all and what my family and friends and fans feel like I do at a pretty good level.”
The often controversial Kid Rock also shared his thoughts about the album’s message, telling Carlson, “To my fans, I love you dearly. To you critics, haters and trolls, go f— yourself.”
Kid Rock’s Bad Reputation Tour with special guests Grand Funk Railroad, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, Foreigner, and Trey Lewis kicks off April 6 in Evansville, Indiana and runs through September 17 in Clarkston, Michigan.
For a full list of his upcoming tour dates visit KidRock.com.