Dierks Bentley has released an in-depth look at the epic four-day filming process of his “stunning” (TIME) new ‘Black’ music video, exclusively on Amazon today. “The title track of the Country singer’s eighth album is about love and lust — and the video is all over that concept” (Washington Post), as fans can now be part of the experience on and off the set with Bentley, his wife Cassidy, director Wes Edwards and the team responsible for pulling off the breathtaking video in remote areas of Iceland under extreme weather conditions.
“The way the ‘Black’ treatment translated on film just blew my mind and really beat every expectation I had,” said Bentley. “Traveling there with Cassidy and our video team was a once in a lifetime thing. I’m glad the cameras were there to capture the memories we created together.”
“The first song I heard off the album was ‘Black,’ and after a friend got married in Iceland told me about its black beaches – this idea has been logged in my head,” added director Wes Edwards. “Dierks told me they have black beaches in Tahiti but somehow I convinced him to go to Iceland instead! We had a lot of hard-fought days contending with the weather but every angle the camera was pointed there was something amazing to capture. Dierks and Cassidy were troopers until the bitter end…and I do mean bitter.”
To watch Amazon’s behind-the-scenes feature on the making of “Black,” click here: https://www.amazon.com/dierksbentley.
As the multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter sustains his ability “to combine commercial and critical success” (Nashville Scene), he gets “stronger and stronger with every release and is one of the few artists that can go from bluegrass to country” (Billboard). With his eighth studio album BLACK debuting at the No. One position on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, it has already spawned two No. One hits, the PLATINUM certified chart-topping hit “Somewhere On A Beach” and GOLD and GRAMMY nominated “Different For Girls” featuring Elle King. He has now amassed 15 No. one songs, 13 GRAMMY nominations and is a recent CMA Award winner for Vocal Event of the Year. ”
Dierks recently launched his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi. After performing north of the border this week, they will return to the road February 18th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.