Bentley shoots "The Moon"
Friday, April 1, 2016
– Following this week's announcement of his eighth studio album "Black," (Capitol Records Nashville), Dierks Bentley premiered today the first of a short film series based on several of the album's songs through Rolling Stone.
Set to the track of "I'll Be The Moon" (featuring Maren Morris), Bentley teamed with longtime director Wes Edwards for the first episode. The modern day film noir establishes a love triangle guided by the destructive power of steamy secrets. iTunes will mirror the series by offering instant downloads of each episode's featured track from "Black."
"'I'll Be The Moon' is a pivotal part of the flow of this record and is where the storyline of the couple in this series begins," said Bentley. "We first recorded it just me, but the song looks at a relationship from a different angle, where the girl is instigating the deceit. So, I felt like it needed a female voice, and I started to hear it more as a duet. I love the perspective Maren adds, there's weight to her voice."
The lead single, "Somewhere On A Beach," is in the Top 10. For the first time, Bentley will co-host the 51st Annual ACM Awards this Sunday at 8 p.m. eastern on CBS. Bentley launches his 2016 Somewhere on a Beach Tour with Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Beathard beginning May 12 in Holmdel, N.J.
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