By Robyn Collins
After announcing his eighth studio album Black this week, Dierks Bentley revealed plans for a provocative short film series, based on some of the songs from the album. In Episode one, “I’ll Be The Moon” explores a love triangle powered by destructive secrets. The storyline and video treatment will leave you looking forward to the next installment.
“It never works out all nice and neat. It’s a little more mysterious than that,” Dierks Bentley told Rolling Stone, of his theory on love. Black, is a “relationship record,” he explains. “‘I’ll Be The Moon’ is a pivotal part of the flow of this record and is where the storyline of the couple in this series begins,” said Bentley. “We first recorded it just me, but the song looks at a relationship from a different angle, where the girl is instigating the deceit. So, I felt like it needed a female voice, and I started to hear it more as a duet. I love the perspective Maren (Morris) adds, there’s weight to her voice.”
Itunes will be tracking with the series by offering instant downloads of the featured track from each episode.
The forthcoming album’s lead single “Somewhere On A Beach” continues to move up the radio charts in the Top 10 as the fastest moving single of Bentley’s career. Bentley e will share co-hosting duties at the 51st Annual ACM Awards this Sunday (4/3) at 7:00P CT on CBS, where he is also nominated for “Male Vocalist of The Year” and “Video of The Year.” He will set sail on his 2016 Somwhere on a Beach Tour with Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Beathard beginning May 12 in Holmdel, NJ, following a string of dates overseas this month.
Preview the first episode below and check out the full thing over at Rolling Stone.
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