Brett Eldredge's eponymous third studio album is scheduled to be released on Aug. 4. The 12-track record, which was recorded in studio that looks like a castle, is the one that the singer says most represents who he is while also showing fans a different, deeper side of himself as an artist.

"I was kind of like, ‘I feel weird just having my name on an album.’ But when I really thought through it, this album fits my story, and everything that’s been built up to this point," Eldredge explained to The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event. "You try to get this body of work for people who know you, and when they hear your song on the radio or they hear your song on a record, they know that’s you. And so now, I got to really dig deep on this record, lyrically and melodically -- really, just go deeper into an album, and that’s what this album is."

Eldredge spends a lot of time on social media, staying active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. For the 31-year-old, who isn't afraid to show his crazy side, the content he shares on those platforms is a way to remind his fans to be themselves.

"I just like to encourage everybody to accept themselves for who they are, and be a goofball if you’re a goofball, or be whatever. Who cares?" Eldredge says. "That’s what I try to do, and that’s why I act like an idiot on social media. I just have fun with it and try not to take it too serious."

Still, Eldredge admits that there are times when he censors his behavior online.

"Every once in a while, I’m a little questionable. I’m like, ‘Is this going to offend my mom? Is this going to offend my fans?’" he says. "I don’t usually post offensive stuff, but I try to post kind of crazy stuff."

Eldredge's latest single, "Somethin' I'm Good At," is available for download on iTunes.

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