Monday, January 11, 2016
– Dierks Bentley announced Monday he would release his eighth studio disc, "Black," early this year.
A new single will be out "in the coming weeks," according to a press release.
"It's a relationship album," Bentley said. "And to do it right, I had to dig deep as a writer, dig into the Nashville songwriting community, and record songs that explore the shadows and edges of the heart. The songs on 'Black' range from the lonesomeness of an impossible relationship to ones that describe the feeling of finding that person that makes you forget the one that broke your heart."
"There's a realness to the concept, the songs, the process and the production," said Bentley. "And the title...'Black' is mysterious and sexy and has an edge that describes the sounds we were going for. A lot of it happens after dark, in the black of night. It's personal too...Black is my wife's maiden name."
Bentley reassembled the "Riser" production team, including producer Ross Copperman and executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr. Recording began in February 2015, but Bentley took his time while also performing on the Sounds of Summer Tour.
Fans can pre-order the CD now on Dierks.com and have access to extra tracks, bonus videos, special merchandise and VIP Black Card member experiences with Bentley on his 2016 tour.
Bentley will host a Twitter chat at 7:30 p.m. eastern today by following @dierksbentley.