Promising newcomer Raleigh Keegan cuts to the romantic chase in his new single “Didn’t Come Here to Talk,” dropping officially Friday (June 14th) but premiering exclusively on Sounds Like Nashville today.
A hot-blooded country anthem filled with lusty lyrics and just the right amount of machismo, its muscular sound is built on ringing electric guitars and piano (which Keegan plays during his shows), plus the Ohio native’s well-rounded vocal. It adds up to lusty story of knowing exactly what you want — and not being able to wait a single second longer to get it.
“Didn’t come here to talk / We can get to all that later baby all I wanna do right now / Is turn the lights off / Get your pretty lips on mine I wanna kiss the words out of your mouth / Skip the how you doin baby, let’s get to drivin’ you crazy / Honey leave me speechless, watchin’ that black dress fall / I didn’t come here to talk,” goes the steamy chorus, co-written by Keegan with Michael August and Drew Smith.
It’s all about “the intense, excited anticipation and rush that every person either has — or wants — in a relationship,” Keegan says. “Have I been there? Yes, of course. My wife is a smoke show! There are moments when actions speak louder than words … and times when I just didn’t come here to talk!”
“Didn’t Come Here to Talk” is the second song released from Keegan’s upcoming EP, set for release this fall and produced alongside Grammy winner Ryan Gore (Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge).
Keegan recently played a few shows around Nashville’s 2019 CMA Music Festival, and is well on his way to building a career from ground up. True to country form, his story actually starts in prison, where his biological mother was incarcerated at the time he was born. He was soon adopted by a large and loving family and raised in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area.
The self-starter taught himself piano and guitar and set out to become a country artist in 2016, mixing “old and new country with a splash of soul.” He independently released the singles “Lookin’ Like That” last year, and in April dropped the upbeat good timer “Don’t Take Time.” He’ll spend 2019 touring all over the U.S.