RADIO.COM presents the World Premiere of Country superstar Dierks Bentley’s brand new single "Gone," arriving today just in time for your lunch break.
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Bentley had been posting teasers for the past week on social media, and last night finally dropped the big news. Dierks spoke exclusively with RADIO.COM about the release, saying "it's kind of a sentiment that a lot of people can relate to right now."
"I didn't want to write a song about the pandemic," he admits, "but just the idea of being 'gone' right now. It's a great song, I think about a girl leaving and ever since she left, the guy's been gone. He hasn't left the house; he's been at the house but he's taken a million trips in his head."
"I just love the wordplay on this song, I love the title, and I really love the production," Bentley says.
Dierks completed the song while under lockdown as the entire music industry copes with the effects of the global pandemic shutting down venues and businesses. "It's kind of weird making music right now," Bentley tells us. "You're in the studio and everyone's wearing masks and trying to be smart.
"But otherwise, everyone's been writing a lot of songs in Nashville, using Zoom, and being creative in ways that we can't be on the road. So, we're just trying to come up with something that feels exciting for me and obviously fresh for my fans."
Bentley is currently holed-up in Colorado, enjoying the break from his extensive touring schedule by making up on lost time outdoors. "I'm making up for that now with my family out there, "my kids are going to school out there... it's been awesome.
"As we've learned this year, everything's kind of slowed down a little bit, but I really hope people enjoy the song 'Gone,' and I'm really excited to have a new single out."
Be sure to tune in to your favorite RADIO.COM Country station and the RADIO.COM app on Thursday, October 22 beginning at 12PM ET for the RADIO.COM World Premiere of Dierks Bentley’s new song “Gone.”