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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – Brett Eldredge will take up a new residence in August, for three hours anyway.

The singer will visi tNBC's TODAY for a three-hour residency on Aug. 7, beginning at 8 a.m. This is three days after the release of his self-titled disc.

local time. In addition to interviews and co-hosting duties throughout the morning, Eldredge will take the Citi Concert Series stage. Eldredge has a Top 20 single "Somethin' I'm Good At" and has released "Castaway" and "Love Someone."

Eldredge talked about "Crystal Clear" and "Brother," two upbeat songs on the disc.

"I wrote 'Crystal Clear' at a time when there was a lot of racial tension in the world - there always has been, but this was a moment when it was really hitting the media," Eldredge saod of the track he co-wrote with Heather Morgan and Jordan Reynolds. "I was down in the islands, and I was in a situation where everybody was just loving everybody. It didn't matter the color of your skin, it didn't matter anything. You can go to that place in your mind where you can see beyond all the hate, and I think this song is about that. It's like, let's run away from all the madness in this world. There are crystal clear waters out there. There's a brighter future. There's a brighter place with sunny, blue skies and white sandy beaches."

Eldredge's "Brother" (co-written with Tom Douglas) tells the story of growing up with his real-life brother Brice and the support they each provide for the other.

"A couple of years ago, my brother was going through a tough time. He was kind of heartbroken, but I think, as brothers, you don't always talk about a lot of things. You try to play it tough. So instead of having a talk, I wrote the song. We're all way too sensitive in life to not be able to tell somebody our feelings and say we care about them and that we love them. That's what 'Brother' is about."

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