Dierks Bentley is going dark for his newly announced album BLACK. BLACK is due out in early 2016 and marks the GRAMMY nominees’ eighth studio album.
“It’s a relationship album. 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.”
For Bentley, the writing on this album is extremely candid.
“There’s a realness to the concept, the songs, the process and the production,” says 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.”
The Arizona native reassembled his RISER production team, including producer Ross Copperman and executive producer Arturo Beunahora Jr.
Fans can expect the first single from BLACK in the coming weeks.