Thomas Rhett opens his It Goes Like This
album with this fast-paced bluesy tune. Rhett explained to Radio.com
that he wanted to grab listeners right away. "'Whatcha Got In That Cup' is a very, very rocking song. That opening lick immediately lets you know what you're in for on the record," he said. "Off the bat you're like, 'OK, this is definitely different.' Your brain is open to more things and once you listen to the entire record you're ready for every song that comes your way."