Dierks Bentley just dropped a brand new music video for his song “Gold.”
All about gratitude, presence, and living in the moment, even when it feels like your world has gone down the gutter, it’s the lead single from his 10th full-length album that’s slated to drop next year.
Written back in 2020, during a time where there was so much uncertainty for the future due to the COVID pandemic, Bentley truly puts things into perspective with this upbeat track, and according to the man himself, the single sets the tone for the upcoming album.
“2020 was a chance for me to give my guitar and the road a little rest. It gave me the chance to spend a lot more time adventuring outdoors with family and friends, but also alone.
It also gave me time to reset and rekindle my love of Country music and a lot of the types of songs and sounds that I fell in love with when I first got to Nashville. I think you’ll hear that in this first track, but it carries across the whole album.”
Directed by Wes Edwards, the video was shot across the state of Tennessee and reiterates Bentley’s admiration for the outdoors.
He’s also backed by his actual six-string touring ensemble, including the great Charlie Worsham, which is fun to see in the video, as well.
Dierks says that he wanted to showcase the optimistic nature of the song, and this video definitely brings that to the forefront:
“The treatment for this music video almost wrote itself. ‘Gold’ is an optimistic reality check.
I think we all wrestle with trying to get through the rocky parts of life and on to the next thing, but there are lots of special moments to cherish even in the middle of the tough stuff.”
Check it out: