Hear Cale Dodds’ Romantically Charged ‘I Like Where This is Going’

This smooth standout is all about anticipation.

Written by Chris Parton
Hear Cale Dodds’ Romantically Charged ‘I Like Where This is Going’
Cale Dodds; Photo courtesy of Warner Music Nashville

Fresh face Cale Dodds keeps his eyes on the romantic prize with his vibrant new single “I Like Where This is Going.”

Co-written by the Georgia native with producer busbee and hit maker Nicolle Galyon, the smooth standout features a modern blend of pop-country sonics and a thick layer of Dodds’ boy-next-door charm. With a steady rhythmic pulse building to a big rush of romance, Dodds says it’s all about that moment just before the bottle gets uncorked and the needle drops on your favorite record.

“‘I Like Where This Is Going’ is about anticipation,” he explains. “It’s the feeling of suspense, like the last song at prom before the lights come up or the moment before dropping a girl off after a first date, not knowing what’s going to happen next. There’s a beauty in the uncertainty of what’s going to happen, while having faith that it’s going to unfold in the right way. Nicolle and busbee helped me guide the ship on this song and really helped bring my vision to life in the writer’s room. If four out of five first dates are awkward … this is the one you’ve been waiting on.”

Dodds was named one of Sounds Like Nashville’s New Country Artists to Watch in 2019. He’s released a number of digital tracks over the last few years, including the 2018 singles “Take You Back,” “What We Gonna Do About It” and “Where I Get It From.” He’ll keep pushing forward this spring, joining Chase Rice for the Eyes On You Tour through mid May.

Cale Dodds’ Tour Dates:

March 22 — Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
March 23 — Billings, MT @ Pub Station
March 24 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
March 29 — Denver, CO @ The Grizzly Rose
March 30 — Denver, CO @ The Grizzly Rose
April 11 — Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
April 13 — North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach
April 19 — Jacksonville, NC @ The Tarheel Concert Lounge
May 10 — Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
May 11 — Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom