Hedley, ‘Kiss You Inside Out’ – Song Premiere
Even though they’re already superstars in their native land of Canada — you know, they’ve only been nominated for like, 20 JUNO Awards and took home the prestigious Pop Album of the Year award this year and earned and MuchMusic accolades — Hedley are a fairly unknown name in the U.S.
However, from the sound of the band’s bouncy new single ‘Kiss You Inside Out,’ Hedley are poised to conquer the airwaves in the States in no time at all.
The intro of ‘Kiss You Inside Out’ — produced by Adrian Newmanby and written by Lauren Christy of the Matrix (‘Complicated’ and ‘I’m With You’ by Avril Lavigne; ‘The Remedy’ by Jason Mraz) — is quite simple, with some quick-paced guitar strumming accompanying Jacob Hoggard’s smooth vocals as he sings, “I don’t know if you’re ready to go / Where I’m willing to take you girl / I will feel every inch of your skin / And you know I can rock your world / I’ll be the calm in the storm you’re looking for / I’ll be the shipwreck that takes you down / I don’t mind if you lie in my bed / we can stay here forever now.”
The song picks up with an epic, breezy “ooooooh ooooh” as percussion, chiming keys and whooshing synth find their way into the track. ‘Kiss You Inside Out’ is simultaneously romantic and seductive, which is perfect since Hedley seem to be speaking to new lovers with the lyrics, and these emotions of love and passion are very intense at the start of a fresh romance. It’s is one of those “soundtrack to your life” songs, the kind that you want playing while you’re running wild on a hot summer night.
It also helps that the entire composition is catchy as hell. We guarantee that after a couple listens, you’ll have the hook playing on repeat in your head: “Turn off the lights / Take off your clothes/ Turn of the stereo / Give up the fight / I’m in control / Yeah, I wanna know you inside out / I’ll spend my life trying to figure out / Just close your eyes and shut your mouth / And let me kiss you inside out.”
Listen to Hedley, ‘Kiss You Inside Out’