One of the first images seen in the new Dierks Bentley video for his latest single, “Say You Do,” is a plane, but this third release from the country superstar’s Riser album is about as far removed from the hilarious aerial hijinks of the previous single, “Drunk on a Plane,” as you can get.
Shot in Canada by Bentley’s frequent video collaborator, Wes Edwards, the video captures the singer piloting his private plane then hopping his Norton motorcycle for a ride to a secluded cabin. There, the gentle pleading in the tune’s lyrics is accompanied by images of Bentley chopping wood, pouring two glasses of wine (and a single one of whiskey) and waking up alone, a stinging reminder that sometimes the things we desire are just not meant to be.
“I think it’s pretty evident there is a hardcore yearning going on in this song, and personally, it’s something I’ve experienced in the worst of ways in past relationships,” Bentley says of the just-released single. “This song is about wanting something so badly even if it’s not good for you, just wanting that love back, which is something I think everyone can relate to at some point in their life.”
Currently on the Riser tour, Dierks Bentley has five CMA award nominations this year, the most for any male artist, including Male Vocalist, Album (Riser), Music Video (“Drunk on a Plane”) and Song and Single of the Year for “I Hold On.”