“Here’s to old trucks, young love and Saturday nights.”
Summer’s in full swing, and Chris Young is back with a brand new song all about reminiscing about young love and summer nights. After releasing two singles, Looking for You and All Dogs Go to Heaven back in January, many weren’t sure when Young would go ahead and release some new music. He made it clear that something was in the works earlier this month.
Young took to Instagram on July 1 to post these seemingly random albeit extremely aesthetically pleasing photos. However, with the caption simply being “👀” and the images giving off an extremely nostalgic vibe, it was clear that Young had something up his sleeve.
Flash forward to July 17 and Young finally announced its release on Instagram.
Written by longtime Nashville songwriters, Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure and Josh Thompson, Young Love & Saturday Nights is a nostalgic track filled with reminiscing about Alabama and Johnny Cash to the titular lyric, “old trucks, young love and Saturday nights.”
The track also includes a writing credit from rock legend, David Bowie, due to the heavy electric guitar riff featured primarily through the song. The similarities between his 1974 song, Rebel Rebel, are too hard to ignore, thus prompting Bowie to receive a writing credit on Young Love & Saturday Nights.
In an interview with Everything Nash, Young talked about how the song reminded him of his early days in Nashville,
“When I first heard this song, I immediately connected with the groove and the lyrics with nods to so many things I can personally relate to. It made me think back to when I first got started playing country dive bars and it was the same kind of thing. I drove a beat-up truck to and from gigs where I played music hoping the audiences would relate… and if I’m being honest, hoping the girls would like it too.”
Later in the interview, he added,
“Young love and Saturday nights are things that just go together and this feels like one of those big summer songs where you just want to roll the windows down, crank up the volume, and just drive around to it.”
Listen to it here: