Jason Aldean offers up a smooth-burning admission of romantic fault in “Blame It on You,” a smoky pseudo-ballad to what might have been off his upcoming album, 9.
Featuring an atmospheric country-rock sound full of dejected guitars and spacey steel strains, the track works like a modern barstool anthem, full of regret. Dealing with a breakup in classic shot-for-shot fashion, Aldean runs through all the mistakes he made and the excuses he could come up with — but ultimately decides this one’s all on him.
“I could blame it on the whiskey, I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t even miss me / Gave you a million reasons girl not to be with me / Should’ve never let you go, should’ve never watched you go … I could say I never knew, I could drink around the truth / But I can’t blame it on you,” goes the grooving, hard-time chorus.
“Blame It on You” is part of Aldean’s upcoming ninth studio set — aptly titled 9 and set for release November 22. The album’s hard charging first single “We Back” is out now, and other new tracks include “I Don’t Drink Anymore” and “Keeping It Small Town.” The superstar is currently finishing up his Ride All Night Tour and will host his first Las Vegas residency December 6-8 at Park Theater at Park MGM.