Despite the fact that it's winter and cold in many parts of the country, Dierks Bentley is here to take you to the beach. Dierks just released his brand new song "Somewhere On A Beach," the lead single off his upcoming new album Black, and we have the exclusive iHeartRadio world premiere for you right here to stream.
"Somewhere On A Beach" is just the kind of song you'd want to listen to on a beach with its relaxed rhythm and cool guitar rifts. The song seems to be about someone who's trying to get over a heartbreak. Some of the lyrics in the chorus include, "I'm somewhere on a beach/sippin' something strong/got a new girl/she's got it goin' on/we drink all day and party all night/I'm way too gone to have you on my mind."
About Dierks Bentley's upcoming album in 2016 Black
Black, due out in early 2016, is Deirks's ninth studio album, and the follow up to his 2014 album Riser, which is the country star's most successful record to date. On Black, Dierks is said to have raised the bar, and the songs are being described as "sexy, intimate and tender," "quick-witted and wild," and "broken, desperate, longing."
On the songwriting process for Black
Dierks says he has really dug deep in terms of songwriting on his Black album. He says:
"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."
As for as production goes, Dierks reassembled many of the producers from his last album, Riser, including producer Ross Copperman (this is the second Dierks album he's produced), and executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr. Recording Black began in February 2015, and after his "Sounds of Summer Tour," dove back in this fall. Fast-forward to today, and we finally have the lead single.
Black is a very mysterious name for an album, and Dierks says that is exactly why he decided to call the album Black in the first place. And, of course, Black is also his wife's maiden name.
On the meaning behind the album's title Black
"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."