Dierks Bentley Drops ‘Different for Girls’, Featuring Elle King, as Next Single [LISTEN]
“Different for Girls” discusses the differences between how men and women mend a broken heart: “A guy gets drunk with his friends, and he might hook up / Fast-forward through the pain, pushin’ back when the tears come up / But it’s different for girls.” The song was written by Shane McAnnally and JT Harding, and Bentley says in a press release that he found “a real honesty in these lyrics.”
“The differences in how guys and girls deal with a broken heart is really interesting material to me,” Bentley explains. “Having two daughters certainly has changed the way I see the world and what they have ahead.”
The singer adds that King brought a “uniquely powerful but vulnerable voice” to the tune, and that “having her perspective really helps tell the complete story.” (Also, he adds, “she’s a total bada–.”)
“Our voices blended really well together,” King notes, adding that she was “very honored” but “a little shy” about the duet. “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.”
Listen to Dierks Bentley (Feat. Elle King), “Different for Girls”:
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