With his wife, Cassidy, and director Wes Edwards, Dierks Bentley trekked across Iceland for four days to complete the scenically stunning music video for “Black,” which he released in January.
Today (Feb. 10), Amazon released an in-depth look at the epic four-day filming process of the “Black” video.
“We’ve been talking about Iceland as a location since before I even released the album last year, but I never thought we’d actually go. The next thing I know, there’s a shoot booked and we are standing on the side of a glacier half-dressed,” said Dierks. “The crew wasn’t kidding around . . . it was four long, cold days in some really treacherous conditions. We were on a lot of the same locations that Game of Thrones and the Star Wars films have shot, and it’s just crazy what those people go through every day. I had the idea of putting my wife in the video, which is totally taking her out of her comfort zone, but I just couldn’t imagine doing a video for this song without her in it and she reluctantly agreed . . . but then totally nailed it. It wouldn’t have been genuine without her. I think the end result is something really special, and it was a trip of a lifetime for everyone involved.”
The tune, which was written by Dierks, Ross Copperman and Ashley Gorley, is the third single from Dierks’ 2015 album, Black, and it is currently No. 23 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Watch the behind-the-scenes footage of “Black” below.