Dierks Bentley Selects ‘Black’ as Next Single [LISTEN]
Dierks Bentley is following the fun, funny "Somewhere on a Beach" and the deep, poignant "Different for Girls" with a sexy love song. "Black," the title track of Bentley's latest album, is now the project's third single.
Written by Bentley, Ross Copperman and Ashley Gorley, produced by Copperman and executive produced by Arturo Buenahora Jr., "Black" is the lead track on Black. The singer calls it an "in-the-moment love song;" lyrics such as "The moon outside, too bright / Those blinds, yeah, let's just keep 'em closed ... Take you on a trip, flip that switch" get the point across.
“It’s no secret that this record is named after my wife [Cassidy], and she was both brave and generous to let me write about our relationship as the foundation of a lot of these songs," Bentley says in a press release. "I’ve talked about how [Black] explores some of the darker corners and edges of the heart, what happens in the black of night, and this song was really central to forming the rest of the project."
"Make my world go black / Hit me like a heart attack / Knock me flat on my back / Yeah, just keep doing that / That thing you’re doing there," Bentley sings in the chorus of "Black." "Brush me with your hair, I swear / I don’t know how long that I can last / Make my world go black ..."
"It’s probably not what Cass expected when I told her I’d written a love song and named it after her," Bentley admits.
Readers can press play below to hear "Black."
Black has earned Bentley four 2016 CMA Awards nominations; he's up for Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year. He'll be performing at the awards ceremony, as well as putting on a free show outside Nashville's Bridgestone Arena the morning of the CMAs (Nov. 2).
In mid-January, Bentley will begin his 2017 What the Hell Tour.
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