Elle King featuring Dierks Bentley "Worth A Shot" Song Review

The once unexpected duet partners of country airplay chart-topper “Different For Girls” have reunited with Elle King’s new song, “Worth A Shot.”

Elle King is making her presence in the country music industry with two back-to-back duets in the genre and becoming the winner of the 2022 ACM Award for Video of The Year with "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)."


“Worth A Shot” is a mid-tempo last-shot-at-love song shared from the perspective of a couple hoping a final hurrah will do the trick to rekindle their connection. The song opens with King’s signature groovy and breath-heavy vocals, “We’ve been turning into strangers / Now we barely even touch / Superficial conversation / Cause our guard is always up…”


King’s powerful, raspy tone, complemented by Dierks Bentley’s baritone vocals, conveys the feeling of true conviction and the innocence of hope. The rhythmic divisions at the end of the chorus shift to an upbeat song worthy of lifting a shot.

"One shot from the top of the shelf / Maybe two, what the hell / 'Cause we've been on the rocks / One shot may be all that we got / I don't know 'bout you but I think it's worth a shot."


King and Bentley’s history and true admiration for each other’s styles perfectly crafted this duet and we won’t be surprised if “Worth A Shot” joins their previous duet at the top.


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