Dierks Bentley has released the title track from his new album Black as a single this week.
Black is written by Dierks with Ross Copperman and Ashley Gorley. The song has been hailed as one of the sexiest of Dierks’ career.
“It’s no secret that this record is named after my wife, and she was both brave and generous to let me write about our relationship as the foundation of a lot of these songs,” said Bentley. “I’ve talked about how it explores some of the darker corners and edges of the heart, what happens in the black of night, and this song was really central to forming the rest of the project. It’s probably not what Cass expected when I told her I’d written a love song and named it after her, it’s more of an in-the-moment love song.”
Dierks performed the song live for the first time on television yesterday during Good Morning America.
At last night’s CMA Awards, Dierks picked up Musical Event of the Year for his collaboration with Elle King, Different For Girls.
Listen to Black below: