After debuting the song live at Coachella last month, Kevin Abstract officially releases his new collaboration with Lil Nas X via Video Store / RCA Records. “Tennessee” was produced by Abstract alongside Romil Hemnani with additional production by Devstacks and Quadeca.

The single arrives with a Cole Bat-directed music video starring the pair. Having cited each other as sources of inspiration in the past, the collaboration feels like a long time coming for the two artists and their fans. In a recent interview that Abstract did with Rolling Stone, he revealed that both he and Lil Nas X attended the same high school in Georgia for some time before they knew each other or the public knew them as the singular artists they are today.

Tennessee” follows Kevin Abstract’s third studio album Blanket, which was released to critical acclaim in November of last year, with Vulture calling it a “dark, tender, rock opus” and Billboard noting that the vulnerable body of work “encapsulates the feeling of searching for meaning when you are in need of it most.” The 13-song album offered an intimate window into Kevin Abstract’s journey of navigating the uncertainty of new beginnings by embracing the comfort of his earliest memories.

Before the iconic moment with Lil Nas X during weekend two of Coachella, Kevin Abstract’s first weekend Coachella set welcomed guests like Dominic Fike and Quadeca, and opened with a rare performance from Sky Ferreira covering Lady A’s “Need You Now.” Abstract will return to the stage for this year’s Governors Ball before heading on the road with Glass Animals later this year. Having recently shared the cover of Highsnobiety alongside his friend Sabrina Carpenter for Valentine’s Day, gracing the spring covers of Alternative Press and CLASH, and being selected as the face of LOEWE’s SS24 Paula’s Ibiza Campaign alongside artists like 070 Shake, Young Miko, and TAEYONG from NCT, 2024 is shaping up to be another big year for Kevin.

Upcoming Live Dates
* = supporting Glass Animals

6/9 – Queens, NY @ Governors Ball 
8/1 – 8/2 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/7 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion *
8/8 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre *
8/9 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
8/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavillion at the Mann
8/11 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center *
8/13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
8/16 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park 
8/17 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion *
8/20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
8/21 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center *
8/23 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center *
8/24 – Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre *
8/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *
8/27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena *
8/28 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island *
8/29 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island *

“Tennessee” featuring Lil Nas X single artwork


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