“I want to take chances”: Brett Eldredge aims to “shock” you with album #3

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Four years ago this week, Brett Eldredge’s debut album was released. Now, the Illinois native is ready to turn the page, and unleash his self-titled third studio effort.

Just as he did with its debut single, “Somethin’ I’m Good At,” Brett is looking to shake things up.  

“I knew putting this song out that it was going to shock people,” he confesses. “I mean, that’s what I wanted. I don’t want to not take risks in my career. It’s boring to me if I just make a bunch of songs that are safe or whatever. I want to take chances.”

“And so I wanted to put a song out there that when you hear it you’re like, ‘What in the world just happened? I have to turn that back on and listen to it again, just to be able to figure out what just hit my ears,’” he adds.

When it comes to his new album, Brett aims to take his fans deeper.

“When somebody listens to this record, what I hope they will do is realize the different places I went with it, and the different story that I’m trying to tell with it,” he explains. “Me, I’ve [sung] love songs on other ones, but I think the depth of it will be like, ‘Oh, I’ve never seen him quite open up like this.’ Or ‘I haven’t heard him sing like this. This is a whole another side of him that I didn’t know about.’”

Brett Eldredge is new today in stores and online.

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