Dressed in casual wear (black hoodie, black jeans), Bryan let his smooth Georgia accent do the talking. The song — which is all about a lover’s inescapable charm, combined with the sensual appetite the two share together to create a a burning fantasy — is guaranteed to cause blushing.
Bryan does not hold back vocally in this performance, including various vocal runs throughout the delivery of the new single. This new vocal inflections are allow Bryan’s the steamy lyrics to stand out.
“Don’t even know what she’ll do when she does it / Palm of her hand, I’m hers in the blink of an eye,” he sings.
The “That’s My Kind of Night” singer revealed to host Jimmy Fallon that it was the second time that he had performed the song; however, Bryan’s performance on Fallon was the first time the country singer had performed it live.
The superstar also sat down to chat with Fallon about receiving the Academy of Country Music’s first-ever Album of the Decade for his Crash My Party album. He was appearing at the Grand Ole Opry in support of Breast Cancer awareness that night and was surprised.
“I got all of these people from my record label. I thought they were there to come watch me perform and then I’m like ‘Oh, you’re coming to watch me win an award and a photo op,'” he recalls.
“What She Wants Tonight” was written by Bryan, Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey and Jon Nite. The song follow’s Bryan’s previous single, “Knockin’ Boots,” which became another Platinum-certified it.
Bryan will also judge another season of American Idol when it returns next spring on ABC.
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