The song, which will appear on the album “First Kiss,” due out Feb. 24 on Warner Bros. Records, finds Rock delivering his strongest political message yet, as the Detroit legend expounds upon what’s pissing him off in American politics.
“Talk about freedom, talk about faith, they talking ’bout taking my guns away,” Rock sings.
“Talk about spending, talk about pay, they talk about defending the NSA.”
In 2014, Rock gave a preview of the album to Rolling Stone and talked about the inevitable backlash of people disagreeing with his political views.
“It’s not going to be considered politically correct,” Rock said of “Ain’t Enough Whiskey.”
“But it says what’s going on.”
In January, Rock opened up about what inspires his political beliefs, telling The Guardian that he is “definitely a Republican [who leans to] the middle on social issues.”
Though Rock is a Republican, Americans of many different political persuasions can identify with the song’s core message, one that has been consistently explored throughout the history of pop music; that politicians rarely know what is right for the average American.
One of the standout lyrics in “Ain’t Enough Whiskey” finds Rock criticizing “monkeys in suits writing laws and rules.” Rock then follows up on that sentiment by proclaiming that he, “ain’t gotta listen to them goddamn fools ’cause I know what’s right.”
Rock, who admitted that he was caught up in the “change” President Barack Obama promised in 2008, doesn’t see progress in the evolution of the country over the past few years.
“That promise hasn’t been fulfilled – the country is more divided than ever.”
For those who can’t wait until Feb. 24, Rock’s new album is available for pre-order on iTunes and KidRock.com. Anyone who pre-orders the album will immediately have access to album cuts, “First Kiss,” “Jesus and Bocephus” and on Tuesday, “Ain’t Enough Whiskey.”
Kid Rock is scheduled to perform at the Daytona 500 pre-race show on Feb. 22 and venues around the country this summer.