Country music’s bad boy and all around rocker Brantley Gilbert just released his new single on July 22nd titled “The Weekend.” The track will be the first single from his upcoming studio album, set to be out sometime this fall. Although the track was written by Gilbert and Andrew DeRobert, fans seem to think the song is a little left field for the twice platinum singer.
“The Weekend” is an ode to hard-working folks everywhere and their need to enjoy what little time off they experience. It’s an upbeat track filled with electric banjo strums and hard drum kicks. Although it’s not embedded with the raw, gritty, pure B.G emotion we are accustomed to hearing, it’s a light-hearted summer song that seems to fit in perfectly with the mainstream flow. The hard-hitting single still showcases Gilbert’s edgy and rough personality within the lyrics. “Somebody said something about church on Sunday, Amen. Somebody said something about work on Monday, don’t say it again” was written in true Gilbert fashion.
“The Weekend” was chosen as a single due to the overall vibe it projected. “There’s nothing better to write about than all those fans out there – except seeing the way they lean into a song when it hits them. And I know the BG Nation: they like big guitars, loud drums, something with a little attitude. When it was time to pick out the first single from my next album, “The Weekend” was the only choice,” Gilbert explains.
From its rocking sound to the party anthem lyrics, “The Weekend” may not be the usual music style for Gilbert, but as an artist he is growing, and fans want to grow right along with him.
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Brantley Gilbert’s “The Weekend” is now available on iTunes.