Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke's new song, "Hey Delilah," is debuting today. Watch/share the official music video below. Describing the track, lead singer Charlie Starr shares, "A good old scary Bible story with a New Orleans groove. Delilah has a cellphone now, though."
"Hey Delilah" is the second song unveiled from the band's highly anticipated new album, You Hear Georgia, which will be released May 28 via Thirty Tigers and marks their 20th anniversary as a group. With the addition of producer Dave Cobb, a fellow Georgian, You Hear Georgia pays homage to the band's deep respect for their roots. Across the album's ten new songs, including the recently released title track, Blackberry Smoke continues to embody Georgia's rich musical legacy as they have for the past two decades, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state.
Reflecting on the title track, Starr shares, "Lyrically, the song is about the South being misunderstood. It's obviously a rough and tumble world, and there's a lot of bad people. But there's a lot of good people too. It started with the idea of how people might have a preconceived opinion of you because of a thick Southern accent, then expanded into the reality of how some people just seem to have such a hard time getting along, thanks to political or religious views, or simply what part of the country you come from."
In addition to Blackberry Smoke"Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals) and Brandon Still (keyboards)"the album also features Benji Shanks (guitar) and Preston Holcomb (percussion) as well as special guests Jamey Johnson ("Lonesome For A Livin'"), Warren Haynes ("All Rise Again") and The Black Bettys (background vocals).