Dierks Bentley has announced his new single, the follow-up to the two-week Number One “Somewhere on a Beach.” Titled “Different for Girls,” the song is a duet with “Ex’s & Oh’s” singer Elle King and marks the second release from his new album Black, out tomorrow.
In a release, King admits she was shy about performing other people’s songs, but was thrilled by the results. “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.”
Bentley views “Different for Girls” as the first step toward maturity for the main character of Black, an album about the ups and downs of a long-term relationship. Some of it draws from his own marriage, Bentley told Rolling Stone Country. “My wife is cool enough to let me write about personal things, to be a songwriter exploring the shadowy sides of love,” he says. “It’s personal to us, but I also want it to be universal.”