Dierks Bentley’s new single “Somewhere On a Beach” recalls his biggest hit from Riser. It’s fair to call the soulful country-blues song a sequel to “Drunk On a Plane.” The ballad details what happens once that plane lands.

Like “Drunk On a Plane,” “Somewhere On a Beach” includes a shout-along chorus fans are sure to embrace this summer. This first single from Black is sexier however. Seductive guitar riffs and an enticing solo add emotional depth to Bentley’s story of 120-proof revenge. Previously the singer said the new album will rely more on personal experiences, especially old relationships. It’s clear the woman who did the 40-year-old wrong still lives deep in the pits of his memories, and fans are better for it.

The beach-y atmosphere recalls Kenny Chesney’s best songs, but Bentley’s interpretation of impulsive love on the sand and surf is more raw. It’s dirtier, lyrically and sonically, but still something of a party song, albeit a very reckless one.

There’s sure to be darker songs released as singles from Black, Bentley’s eighth studio album and first since Riser in 2014. However the singer may have learned with “Bourbon In Kentucky” that going too deep and dark too quickly isn’t a great idea.

Listen to Dierks Bentley, "Somewhere On a Beach"

Dierks Bentley, “Somewhere On a Beach” Lyrics:

“Bet you think I’m sitting at home nah / Bet you think think that I’m all alone nah / Bet you think I’m missing you and wishing you would call my phone / Hell no / I went wheels up on a runway and that ticket was a one-way.”

“I’m somewhere on a beach, sipping something strong / Got a new girl, she got it going on / We drink all day and party all night / I’m way too gone to have you on my mind / She got a body, and she’s naughty / And she got me like you ain’t ever got me / I’m getting sun, getting some and I ain’t slept in a week / Yeah I’m somewhere on the beach.”

“Heard you called my boys, heard you called my folks / They said you drove by my house real slow / You can check any spot, roll down every road but girl I ain’t even close.”

“I wish it coulda worked out / But I’m gettin’ over you now / On a beach towel / With my shades on / My drink’s up / And the sun’s out.”

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