Nelly‘s latest single is a total JAM!
The rapper and his collaborators BRELAND and Blanco Brown brought “High Horse” to life during their Monday (Aug. 23) evening performance on popular late night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as part of Kimmel’s concert series presented by Mercedes Benz.
The performance marked the second televised appearance of the chart-climbing single, as the trio of stars previously performed the track during their appearance on Good Morning America.
“High Horse” is featured on Nelly’s upcoming EP, Heartland, which is set for release later this month on August 27, 2021. A summary anthem, “High Horse” brings entirely new energy into music with its funky dance groove, twang guitar riffs, electric bass walk downs, and Nelly’s signature rap. The song also pays tribute to the country lifestyle with words like “honky tonks” and “blue jeans.”
“Get up off of that high horse / Get up off of this train / Get up off of that high horse / And put that thing on me / Get up off of that high horse / Get up off of this train / Get up off of that high horse / And put that thing on me,” the artists sing in the repeat-chorus, making the song a perfect one to chant along too.
Watch their performance below.
The St.Louis-based rapper is gearing up to release his star-studded Heartland EP on August 27. The EP, which Nelly says will be full of “country club bangers,” will feature collaborations with country superstars Darius Rucker, Jimmie Allen, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Breland, Blanco Brown, George Birge, Tyler Hubbard, Chris Bandi and City Spud.
The new album will feature the previously released tracks such as his Platinum certified hit “Lil Bit” featuring Florida Georgia Line as well as the aforementioned single “High Horse.”
Additionally, Nelly recorded the majority of his forthcoming EP while in Nashville. And, it’s a good thing he did, as “High Horse” might not have come together the way that it did. Nelly tells Music Mayhem that he has known Brown for quite some time, but he met BRELAND during his stay in Music City. That opened up a window of opportunity for the three to collaborate on a song together.
“I went over to write with the guys. Blanco met me over there, and we met with BRELAND. We did a couple of records that day. We did one called ‘Grits and Glamour,’ which is pretty dope, and we did ‘High Horse,’ which was like the last song I recorded at the end of the day,” Nelly said. “I was having so much fun… And, it was just different, man. It was really different from what I was doing at the time. It took me ‘til the next morning to understand what we had created with ‘High Horse.’ It took me ‘til the next morning to be like, ‘Holy Shit’… This thing is jammin… I was like, ‘Whoa, this is kinda crazy.’ So, yeah, man, just trying to create that energy. I just wanted this project to be about energy, and I think ‘High Horse’ captures the energy of what we were trying to do.”