When Dierks Bentley announced his eighth album, Black, in January, he dubbed it a “relationship record.” The first single, “Somewhere On A Beach” was a salty revenge song about moving on by getting under someone new. And today, the singer shared “I’ll Be The Moon,” his seductive duet with Nashville newcomer Maren Morris about sneaking around—and the first of a four-part video series that he’ll release in the walk-up to the collection.
“God, that song is so good!” Bentley told EW, laughing, when we spoke to him about the track this winter. He didn’t pen the song, though he has writing credits on roughly half of Black, but had wanted to cut it for a while. “I had it on hold for like a year,” he recalled. “I just kept checking back in with my publisher to let them know that I was crazy about that song.”
This year is shaping up to be a very big one for Bentley. Along with Black — which is due out May 27 — he’s also co-hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday, April 3 with Music City superstar Luke Bryan.