Dierks Bentley channels iconic television stars in his just-released music video for his new single, “Gone.”
The clip features a seemingly distraught Bentley laying in bed watching TV. As he flips through channels on the motel television, each and every TV scene he comes across features himself as the main character.
“It just always ends poorly for me in this video,” Bentley explains. “I definitely had a lot more fun making it than it looks though…we got to film a bunch of scenes inspired by some of my favorite shows like The Office, MacGyver, Game Of Thrones and Full House. And I got to collaborate with some new directors I’ve never worked with, so I left at the end of a really long day feeling really happy and inspired about a kind of sad song.”
The hilarious clip was shot last month in Nashville and was produced by Lora Criner, Angie Lorenz and J.R Wilson, directed by Wes Edwards, Ed Pryor, Travis Nicholson, Running Bear and Sam Siske. Skylar Wilson oversaw the animation.
Released in late October, “Gone” serves as the lead single from Bentley’s forthcoming album. The clever heartbreak anthem was written by Nicolle Galyon, Ben Johnson and Niko Moon and produced by David Garcia.
“Country music is the best genre for storytelling, and I feel like we are realizing it probably now more than ever since we can’t congregate together at concerts, high five each other, sing and shout at the top of our lungs. A good country show is just about the greatest communion there is out there,” Bentley previously shared. “We are all relying on lyrics and melodies at home and trying however we can to find different ways to connect with our fans, so that they know how important they still are to us. I hope this song resonates with mine, and I’m counting the days until we can all be back together again, beers in the air.”
Click above to watch Dierks Bentley’s “Gone” music video.