Kiss You Tonight

Album: I'm a Fire (2014)
Play Video


  • This song finds Nail singing about the strong emotion that we all feel at some point in our lives for a loved one. It was written by David Cook, Jay Knowles and Trent Summar.

    "'Kiss You Tonight' is a song that, the first time I heard it, I knew I was going to record it," Nail said. "There was just something about it that made me remember so many songs from the past. It's the song that, there's not a specific thing that jumps out at you, but the first time you hear it, you just know, 'Hey, I want to hear that again."
  • The I'm a Fire track embraces Nail's relationship with his wife, Catherine and was released as the second single from the album. "There's so many moments on this record that make me think about the last four years that I've been married, and 'I'm A Fire' just sums it all up," he explained. "[I'm a Fire] says, 'I've walked through flames, come out on the other end, and the foremost reason is because of you.'"
  • When Nail heard the demo, he thought it was definitely something he wanted to say in a song, but the way it was produced was a bit different from how he wanted to say it.

    "'Kiss You Tonight' is a song that if you went back and listened to the demo, to how we did it, it's a lot different," said Nail. "It was written by (2008 American Idol winner) David Cook, who's a big pop-rock star, and a couple of other guys, and you could kinda tell that it definitely had that influence, and so obviously we needed to kinda take it and morph it into something that was a little more me, which happened very effortlessly."
  • David Cook performed the song at the Tin Roof in Nashville in May 2013.
  • The song's music video was directed by Chris Hicky ("White Liar," "Undo It," "Kiss a Girl") and shot in Las Vegas.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse Pop

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse PopSong Writing

Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.

70s Music Quiz 1

70s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

The '70s gave us Muppets, disco and Van Halen, all which show up in this groovy quiz.

90210 to Buffy to Glee: How Songs Transformed TV

90210 to Buffy to Glee: How Songs Transformed TVSong Writing

Shows like Dawson's Creek, Grey's Anatomy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed the way songs were heard on TV, and produced some hits in the process.

Bill Withers

Bill WithersSongwriter Interviews

Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."

The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien Songs

The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien SongsSong Writing

The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.

Randy Houser

Randy HouserSongwriter Interviews

The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.