Dierks Bentley Drops Brand-New Single, ‘Woman Amen’ [LISTEN]
Dierks Bentley has dropped the first single from his upcoming new album, The Mountain. Titled "Woman Amen," the song is a profession of gratitude for a steadfast love -- in Bentley's case, his wife Cassidy.
Bentley co-wrote "Woman Amen" with Ross Copperman and Josh Kear; Billboard reports that, although the majority of Bentley's new music was written in Telluride, Colo., "Woman Amen" actually came to be back in Nashville.
""Woman Amen" wasn’t part of that trip out there, but we were definitely still riding the high of Telluride when were were writing in the room,” Bentley remembers. “When I heard that title -- Josh threw it out -- I was like, ‘I don’t even know what that means. It just feels like something I want to say.'"
"Woman Amen" begins with a jangly melody and a chorus of "whoa-oh-oh"s, over a steady beat courtesy of iconic rock drummer Matt Chamberlain. The song's verses find Bentley sharing the ways in which his wife has made his life better, while the chorus brings in the song's title: "Every night I should be on my knees / Lord know how lucky I am / I'll never say near enough / 'Thank God for this woman, Amen.'"
“I feel like it all starts at home with my wife. She is who grounds me, she is also the one who has helped me to grow as a person over all these years, so I feel if I’m going to tell these stories [on this album] right, I need to start with her,” Bentley explains. “It’s that sound, that drive, having something that’s uptempo and really makes you feel great, but isn’t a funny song. I’ve had those. I’m trying to get to that same party place, but get there in a way that’s a little deeper.”
The Mountain does not yet have an official release date.
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