Dierks Bentley will release his Elle King collaboration Different for Girls as the second single from his new album Black.
The news comes on the eve of Black’s release and the track has been sent to Country Radio in the US. Different for Girls will be available at digital retailers tomorrow when Black finally arrives.
Different for Girls’ lyrics analyse a woman’s self-awareness and independent approach after cutting ties with a significant other.
“There is a real honesty in these lyrics, and I haven’t heard a song written this way before. The differences in how guys and girls deal with a broken heart is really interesting material to me,” shared Bentley. “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, besides her uniquely powerful but vulnerable voice, is that she’s a total badass. Having her perspective really helps tell the complete story.”
“When I got the call that Dierks wanted me to sing with him I was very honored, but I get a little shy when I’m asked to sing other people’s songs – let alone a duet with one of the biggest Country stars in the world,” added King. “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.”
Fans in the US can see Dierks perform On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tonight and on the Plaza for TODAY’s Summer Concert Series Tomorrow Morning.
Check out the artwork for Different for Girls below: