Dierks Bentley will release his eagerly-awaited 8th studio album Black on 27th May 2016 it has been announced.
The album, which is available for pre-order this Friday, promises to be Bentley’s most personal to date. Black is named after the singer-songwriter’s wife Cassidy’s maiden name and is described as a ‘record about the human heart’. It explores breakups, hook-ups, mess-ups and everything in between, shining a light on the things that happen after the sun goes down.
“It’s a relationship album that covers the ups and downs of the journey and ends with some self-realization and evolvement,” shares Bentley. “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 is produced by Ross Copperman and executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr. The album features collaborations with Maren Morris, Elle King, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey and Jessi Alexander.
The track list for Black is:
2. Pick Up
3. I’ll Be The Moon (feat. Maren Morris)
4. What The Hell Did I Say
5. Somewhere On A Beach
7. Why Do I Feel
8. Roses And A Time Machine
9. All The Way to Me
10. Different for Girls (feat. Elle King)
11. Mardi Gras (feat. Trombone Shorty)
12. Light It Up
13. Can’t Be Replaced
Bentley will be touring in the UK and Ireland in April with his Somewhere on a Beach tour. Fans can see Bentley on tour in the UK and Ireland at the following dates:
21st April – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
22nd April – London, UK – Eventim Apollo
24th April -Glasgow, UK – Clyde Auditorium
Take a look at the cover for Black below: