In the “Musical Insights” series, country artists share their thoughts on some of their most popular tunes.
The next single from Dierks Bentley‘s latest album Black is a duet with Elle King, who was flattered to be asked to sing with someone she describes as, “one of the biggest country stars in the world.”
“The song itself, it’s an interesting take on a breakup or relationship song,” she says in audio provided by the Universal Music Group Nashville. “I don’t know if this is why Dierks wanted me to sing on it, you know, besides just my voice, I think I take a really interesting writing approach with my songs about breakups, and I write often from the male perspective.
“And this song is really thinking about how different men and women are through a breakup, and so I was really excited to be a part of someone else’s song that’s kind of jumping outside the norm of a breakup song or a relationship song,” she continues. “I think it’s got a sweetness to it. The lyrics of this song are really smart, so I thought that it was kind of just a good fit.
“And I really do want to break out in the country world, because I love country music, not just because I play the banjo. I love country music, and I really love that he’s bringing like a lot of attitude, and I think comedy, to modern country. So, I was really excited to sing this song with him.”
Dierks will perform at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 10th.