Hot on the heels of back-to-back No. 1 singles “Somewhere on a Beach” and “Different for Girls,” Dierks Bentley released a new single, “Black,” today (Oct. 31). Co-penned by Dierks, Ross Copperman and Ashley Gorley, “Black” is the title track to Dierks’ eighth studio album, which was released in May 2016.
“When I started thinking about the new album, I went into the process with nothing,” says Dierks to Nash Country Daily. “I didn’t have any songs leftover [from 2014’s Riser]. I didn’t know what I was gonna write about or sing about. I was searching for something, and luckily I co-wrote the song ‘Black’ and felt like it was the centerpiece of what the album could be: exploring relationships. It’s kind of dark and moody and sexy, and it’s also my wife’s maiden name, Black, so it has some personal layers to it for me. I felt like it was something I could really go deep on and build an album around.”
Dierks will perform the television debut of “Black” live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 2, during Good Morning America.
Check out the new tune below.