Jason Aldean will release his forthcoming ninth studio album, fittingly titled 9, on Nov. 22. Following his announcement today (Sept. 9), the singer also dropped four new songs off the project.
“Early on I always thought if we ever got to make nine albums, I’m going to call it 9,” Aldean says in a statement. “It was my baseball number growing up, and it’s just kind of always been my lucky number. I remember cutting the first album and thinking 'that’s forever away,' and now here we are. I don’t know, it’s really special we made it this far -- so, it’s more for me than anybody else -- but, it means a lot."
Aldean’s anthemic new single “We Back” leads the project with scorching electric guitars, an ear-grabbing beat and his distinct vocals. “Blame It On You,” meanwhile, has the singer reflecting at the end of a relationship. As he sings of the difficulty in saying goodbye, he realizes he can’t blame it on his ex.