Nelly is back. The St. Louis rapper delivers a brand new style with “Sounds Good to Me,” a sing-songy single with a Southern twang.
Blending country, hip-hop, and pop, Nelly builds on guitar strings and hand claps to make a line dance-ready jam with call-and-response chants and all.
“We can go all night,” he sings. “One mo’ time / That’s alright / Hey! It sounds good to me.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time the Country Grammar superstar has stepped into the world of country music. In 2004, he teamed up with Tim McGraw on “Over and Over” and in 2013, he hit No. 4 on the Hot 100 with Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise (Remix).”
Next up, he will join the country duo on their “Smooth Tour,” which kicks off June 2 in Austin.
In 2015, Nelly’s manager J. Erving also announced that the St. Lunatic would be recording a country EP titled Heartland. “He’s a free agent on the label side now, and is working on a country-based Heartland EP, which should be really interesting,” said Erving.
Nelly has not released an official album since 2013’s M.O.