Dierks finally announced a new album titled The Mountain, which is set to be released later this year.
Dierks first went to Telluride to play a bluegrass festival and fell in love with its beauty. He decided to go back with some of the best writers in Nashville on a retreat. It was there that most of the album had been written… it’s where he found his inspiration and really drew a parallel between the mountains he was seeing and the mountain of challenges we face every day. Dierks wanted to get himself and the writers away from the typical days on music row and let them breathe some fresh Colorado air. It was there that the writing didn’t stop and I can already tell that this album will be more than just music but will tell about healing and overcoming those struggles. In the latest interview, Dierks explains how this album came about,
“I’m just trying to find ways to make it meaningful to me, It’s kinda like I want to have my cake and eat it too. I want to have a big single that sounds gigantic that you listen to on the surface and love it, but if you’re a fan, you dig deeper and go, ‘Oh, I see what he’s doing.'”
Dierks gave us a little taste of the album and the direction that the Telluride took him. He released part of the title track “The Mountain.”
The song starts off with a great instrumental and I could almost see myself hiking up a mountain trying to overcome my struggles. The imagery here is breathtaking and I can only imagine what it was like to be there. Dierks captured a great clip of the song to give us just enough to leave us wanting more.