Dierks Bentley has released the new video for his single, "Black," but this is no ordinary music video. The singer and his wife, Cassidy, the inspiration for the song, traveled halfway around the world to remote areas of Iceland to film the clip over a four day shoot.
Dierks said, “We’ve been talking about Iceland as a location since before I even released the album last year, but I never thought we’d actually go. The next thing I know, there’s a shoot booked and we are standing on the side of a glacier half-dressed. The crew wasn’t kidding around . . . it was four long, cold days in some really treacherous conditions. We were on a lot of the same locations that Game Of Thrones and the Star Wars films have shot, and it’s just crazy what those people go through every day. I had the idea of putting my wife in the video, which is totally taking her out of her comfort zone, but I just couldn’t imagine doing a video for this song without her in it and she reluctantly agreed, but then totally NAILED it. It wouldn’t have been genuine without her. I think the end result is something really special, and it was a trip of a lifetime for everyone involved."
Dierks did his traditional Lake Jump into Percy Priest Lake in Nashville on Thursday (January 12th) to mark the new year. He shared the video on social media writing, "lake jump 2017! better late than never. thanks #wimhof for helping me do 14 mins in 36 degree water."
Dierks will launch his 2017 What The Hell World tour on Thursday (January 19th) in Dayton, OH.