Dierks Bentley is back with a brand album ready for fans, and it’s a bit of a change from 2016’s Black.
The country star shared news of his new project, The Mountain, early this morning. In an interview with NPR, Bentley revealed that the record came together organically while writing and recording in Telluride, Colo.
“Telluride just makes you want to reach for your guitar,” Bentley said in a press release. “We all went out there and got completely off the grid…out of our normal element and the grind that happens on Music Row and it was, from the very get-go, magic. We’d wake up every morning, grab a coffee, take the gondola up, watch the sun come up over the mountains, and by 8:30 we were writing. We just wrote non-stop.”
Bentley’s most recent record, Black, featured the most experimental and pop-leaning sound of his career. Instead of continuing that trend, it appears Dierks has opted to reconnect more with the bluegrass and Southern rock elements that were highlighted in previous records, like 2010’s Up On the Ridge.
The Mountain does not yet have an official release date, but it will drop sometime this year. The title track of the album will be Bentley’s first single from the project and will hit radio later this month.