Dierks Bentley is teaming up with Elle King for the second single from his new album, Black.
Though you may not be familiar with the hot new singer’s name, chances are you’ve heard her recent smash, “Ex’s & Oh’s.” She also happens to be the daughter of comic Rob Schneider from Saturday Night Live and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Dierks says being a father himself is part of what drew him to “Different for Girls.”
“The differences in how guys and girls deal with a broken heart is really interesting material to me. Having two daughters certainly has changed the way I see the world and what they have ahead. What I love about Elle being on this record, beside her uniquely powerful but vulnerable voice, is that she’s a total bada**. Having her perspective really helps tell the complete story.”
Even though the song is the pair’s first collaboration, it’s clear the two have a bit of a mutual admiration society going.
“I get a little shy when I’m asked to sing other people’s songs,” Elle confesses, “let alone a duet with one of the biggest country stars in the world. Our voices blended really well together. Since I often write from the male perspective, I was really excited to be a part of someone else’s story that is jumping outside of the norm for a relationship song. The lyrics are really smart and I love that he is bringing a lot of attitude to modern country music.”
You’ll be able to download “Different for Girls” on Friday, the same day Dierks’ new album comes out.
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