Dierks Bentley has revealed the details of his upcoming eighth studio album, Black. The new project is set for release on May 27th.
“Black” will be available for pre-order beginning on April 1st. Bentley has previously explained that the new album is partially named for his wife…and was produced by Ross Copperman and executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr.
It’s a relationship album that covers the ups and downs of the journey and ends with some self-realization and evolvement,” Bentley notes in a press release. “The song “Black” helps set all of that in motion at the top of the album by guiding you into the darkness and the shadows of the night. The same guy who sings “Somewhere on a Beach” winds up growing and having enough perspective to sing something introspective like “Different for Girls.” By the last song, he’s taking a look back on love and life.”
Black features 13 tracks, including its first single, “Somewhere on a Beach” which is already gaining air play on country radio. Special guest vocalists include Maren Morris, Elle King and Trombone Shorty.
Dierks Bentley, Black Track Listing:
- “Pick Up”
- “I’ll Be the Moon” (feat. Maren Morris)
- “What the Hell Did I Say”
- “Somewhere on a Beach”
- “Why Do I Feel”
- “Roses and a Time Machine”
- “All the Way to Me”
- “Different for Girls” (feat. Elle King)
- “Mardi Gras” (feat. Trombone Shorty)
- “Light It Up”
- “Can’t Be Replaced”
Having a female perspective on this record really made the album more than just music,” Bentley notes. “It makes it a conversation between a guy and a girl. Sometimes it’s harmonious, and sometimes it’s two people clashing, but it’s always there.”