Dierks Bentley has taken several left turns in his career including his bluegrass-inspired album Up on the Ridge from a few years ago. Now the Arizona native is branching out again with his upcoming album, Riser , due out this fall.
Instead of just singing in a regular recording studio, Dierks recorded this album in several different places like his tour bus and his producer Ross Copperman 's house.
Dierks says, "It was important to get out of the studio and sing in different places, and to do it with other people in the room. That way, you have an audience and you get a sense of what’s working, what’s not working, when it’s feeling good, not feeling good. It brings a little more emotion and energy out of your voice.”
The new direction Dierks takes on Riser was inspired in part by the death of father, and the album title comes from the track, "I'm a Riser."
"That song really applies to anybody that’s lived," Dierks says. "There have always been those moments when we have to get back up and get on our feet. They are defining moments…breakthrough moments.”
Dierks will be unveiling more details about Riser in the coming weeks at Dierks.com .
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