Kane Brown Interview on ‘Cool Again’ Collaboration With Nelly
“Yeah, you know, I’ve always been a Nelly fan ever since his ‘Country Grammar,'” Kane said in an interview. “So, I’m excited that I got to work him. And, we got to shoot a music video to “Cool Again” down in Miami, which was awesome. It was cool because everybody said that we looked like we were best friends up there, for years. And then we went and hung out afterwards and he started showing me music, saying that he wanted to get me on some songs. So, hopefully that happens. And, I’m really excited for the fans to hear what he brings to the song.”
The new collaboration comes after Kane’s original version of “Cool Again” hit the Top 10. The new remix comes with Nelly delivering a rap verse to the country track.
With a career-high 103 opening-week stations onboard, Kane Brown’s “Cool Again” impacted country radio on April 23 and was that week’s most-added song. Also, a career benchmark, the rise of “Cool Again” on Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase airplay charts is Brown’s fastest to date.
Billboard praised the single, claiming it “will be a sure contender for song of the summer,” with iHeartRadio adding, “Kane was cool before and is back and cooler than ever with his new cold shoulder country bop.” E! News commented, “The country crooner continues his genre exploration with this new single about longing for a lost love that finds him singing over a breezy dance beat. The wistful wishing for better days sure hits a little differently in the current climate…”
His most recent collaboration on “Cool Again” was followed by Brown’s collaboration with superstars Khalid and Swae Lee, “Be Like That,” which was the No. 1 most-added song at Top 40 radio on July 14, becoming Brown and Khalid’s biggest first-week launch at the format. The track continues to climb Billboard’s Pop Songs and Adult Top 40 charts.