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Known for his party-anthem super hits, Dierks Bentley is turning over a different kind of page with his forthcoming album Black. Built as a storyline, the album is a much darker, emotionally-deeper take on love and heartbreak.
Set for a full album debut on May 27th, the second single, “Different For Girls” features a hard-rocking queen of music known for her bluesy and country-themed style: Elle King.
The songstress, best-known for her Top 10 hit “Ex’s & Oh’s”, says that she was very honored to be asked to sing on his track, but “a little shy”.
“I was really excited to be a part of someone else’s story,” King revealed. “[A story] that is jumping outside of the norm for a relationship song.”
Of the song, Dierks says that he wouldn’t have been able to record the single had he not been a father to two daughters and adds that he sees sexism all over the place.
The song reveals the differences for each gender during a breakup – highlighting how a man and woman cope with a breakup.
“The differences in how guys and girls deal with a broken heart is really interesting material to me,” He admitted. “Having two daughters certainly has changed the way I see the world and what they have ahead.”
He also says that King gave the track a “uniquely powerful but vulnerable voice” and says that her perspective was instrumental in completing the story.
“Our voices blend really well together,” King notated.
Listen to the full track below, and prepare for what’s sure to be one of the biggest country music debuts of the summer!