Cole Swindell Talks New Album, Collaborating With Dierks Bentley (Exclusive Video)

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The country star released his second album, 'You Should Be Here,' on May 6.

Country star Cole Swindell just dropped his second album — You Should Be Here — and said that the songs on his May 6 sophomore release were "topics that I haven't gotten a chance to touch" in the past.

"We titled it You Should Be Here for one, because just how special that song is and I think it kind of sets the tone for this album. I've established that I like to have fun, but this is a little more than that — this album has got some fun stuff, but it's also got topics that I haven't gotten a chance to touch and I'm so excited about it."

The THR exclusive video showcases Swindell singing in the studio, where he is accompanied at one point by fellow country musician Dierks Bentley.

"Having Dierks Bentley on a song is one of the coolest things I've ever gotten to experience. For one, him agreeing to do a song with me but two, getting to share that moment in the studio," Swindell says of Bentley, who he credits as an "influence to me and my music."

"I'm not very patient," Swindell admits, "so I'm ready to get this music out and start playing these songs live,"

Watch the video below.