Kid Rock will release his eighth studio album Born Free on 16 November via Atlantic Records.
The new record is set to be devoid of the rap and metal elements of previous records, and seems set to be an altogether ‘more mature’ release.
Kid Rock said, “The catalyst for this record was Detroit, and my thoughts on the world through the lens of Detroit. Watching everything go downhill over the past few years, the economy, the loss of jobs everywhere, I wanted to make a record that reflected the times but that still had soul.”
Keeping up with current trends, Kid Rock has collaborated with a whole host of artists on Born Free. Featured instrumentalists included Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ drummer Chad Smith, Benmont Tench (founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos. Meanwhile, studios in Detroit, Nashville and Atlanta were used to incorporate collaborations with Bob Seger, Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown and Trace Adkins. Keeping things eclectic, country singer Martina McBride joins rapper T.I. to collaborate on the track “Care”.
Kid Rock’s last album “Rock ‘N Roll Jesus,” released in 2007, debuted at #1 and became the biggest selling Rock album of 2008 after over 100 weeks in the charts.
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