Hot Chelle Rae Reveal the Story Behind Their Single "Don't Say Goodnight"

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It's time for some Hot Chelle Rae.

We've been loving HCR's new single "Don't Say Goodnight" and wondering about the story behind it. "This song came about in an interesting way. One of our co-writers played us this idea of a melody and a few lyrics and we fell in love with it," Nash Overstreet told us over a recent phoner. "The first thing out of Ryan's mouth was the first couple lines of the first verse."

The guys got their inspiration from personal experiences. "It's really based off of the band's lifestyle," Ryan Follese told us. "We've all been in those unique stories where you don't want to go to bed and you don't want the night to ever end. I think it happens to Nash more than me, but it's about embracing the people around you and the lifestyle you live."

So can we expect the full album to have a "Don't Say Goodnight" vibe? "I think it's a great representation of how far we've come stylistically and the difference between us now and us two or three years ago. But we also have a lot of different sides to us on this album," said Nash. "Some are more the falling in love and passionate thing, some are more dirty and sexy and some make you want to dance."

Since their debut album in 2009, "We kind of stopped trying to have a vision for what we thought it should be like and stop trying to predict what we needed to sound like," said Ryan. "After two years of touring and living, going through different things, various breakups, seeing the world--it comes out in the music. We weren't scared to experiment with different ideas and push boundaries."

Nash and Ryan couldn't give us a release date for album No. 3, but it sounds like the wait will be worth it. "The difference between each of our albums is us trying to out-write the previous album. We work to improve our writing, recording and performing skills," Nash told us. "You wake up in a different mood every day just like we write a different type of song every day. Hopefully the fans are going to love everything on this album."

Check out their music video for "Don't Say Goodnight" below!


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