Jon Pardi’s ‘Heartache Medication’ + 5 More New Music Videos You’ve Got to Watch
Want to get all caught up on the latest music videos from your favorite country stars? The latest batch of new clips features everything from trippy animation to speeding cars and boxing matches. Read on to watch them all!
Jon Pardi, "Heartache Medication":
Jon Pardi took on an entirely new challenge in the music video for his next album's title track, "Heartache Medication": Choreography. The clip features the singer and real-life longterm girlfriend Summer Duncan gliding effortlessly across a dance floor, but Pardi tells People that nailing the moves actually took quite a bit of work.
"Singing and also dancing -- it's a big step! We had to rehearse for it," the country star says. "This is the first time we ever used choreography. We ended up doing practices in my barn at home. It was out of my comfort zone, but I loved how it came out. I loved making this video. I loved being able to dance together." -- CL
John Prine, "Lonesome Friends of Science":
John Prine's music video for "Lonesome Friends of Science" was illustrated by Tiago Majuelos, a graphic designer based in Barcelona. It features bright colors and a striking graphic style, with scenes relating to Prine's vivid lyrics. Spanish animation production company BLISS produced the clip. The YouTube comments have a few standouts from the man himself, and he stated humorously, "This is the first time I've seen the video all the way through. This is great." "Lonesome Friends of Science" hails from Prine's latest album, The Tree of Forgiveness.
The singer let fans know he was undergoing surgery on July 26 to prevent a stroke. He'll head back to the road on August 23 for a European tour. -- CV
Kelleigh Bannen, "Faith in You":
The music video for Kelleigh Bannen's hard-hitting "Faith in You" finds undefeated Women's Featherwieght Boxing champ Heather "The Heat" Hardy up against the ropes. The clip chronicles the real-life story of her journey as a single mom from Brooklyn, who fights her way to the top of her sport.
Bannen says the video was an opportunity to capture a powerful moment . “One thing that is really important to me is showing empowered female perspectives,” Bannen tells People. “...When the director suggested the idea of the video featuring another empowered female story, I was really excited. I felt like it was a really amazing opportunity to expand what the song means — surviving and tenacity.”
Whether you're chasing a boxing championship or a successful music career, it helps a whole lot to have the support of people who will pick you back up when you fall down. "I think whenever you’re chasing a dream or a passion like the music industry, you do sacrifice a lot of things onto that altar,” Bannen says. “It’s almost about the ‘who’ more than the ‘what,’ if that makes sense... at the end of the day, it’s my husband and my parents and my friends who are there cheering me on and are my really solid foundation." -- LS
Cole Swindell, "Love You Too Late":
Cole Swindell is chasing more than just a memory in the music video for "Love You Too Late," his recent chart-climbing single. Starring actress and stuntwoman Kachina Dechert as a lost love that takes off in a speeding car, the country star mourns his loss from an empty tunnel on the roadway. It's smoke in the rearview as Dechert leaves the band and Swindell's too-little-too-late plea behind her in the dust. The actress gets to showcase her stunt driving skills as she spins tire-melting circles around Swindell, before finally disappearing from his life forever. -- LS
Yola, “Shady Grove”:
Rising star and country-soul singer Yola premieres her video for "Shady Grove," and gives fans an inside look at how she gets ready for a show - from washing her face and putting on makeup to walking out onstage. Jessie Craig directed the split-screen video, highlighting Yola’s daily ritual, at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
“I love this video, Jessie did such a wonderful job putting it together," says Yola. "I love the dual narrative which replays the start and end of my day in unison. I wanted an honest and unique visual for the song, which is about a time when I was searching for an oasis away from the draining and toxic people I had in my life at that time." -- CV
Cale Dodds, “I Like Where This Is Going”:
Cale Dodds wanted the video for "I Like Where This is Going" to be "about more than just me." Directed by Jeff Venable, it follows Dodds as he helps a younger, less smooth, over-enthusiastic guy in his dating game--and it all comes to a head at a bar Dodds plays at.
“The creative side of the music video is just as important to me as writing the song itself,” Dodds tells Billboard. “It was important to me to help create and guide how the song was going to be expressed visually. Most country songs center around the artist as the ‘lead role.’ I knew that I wanted it to be about more than just me.” Viewers will fall in love with Dodds' co-star, Pat -- despite the fact that he wasn't originally supposed to be in the video at all.
“The funny part is, the original actor who was cast for Pat’s role showed up the morning of the shoot and was sick. We immediately needed a replacement. Luckily Pat was off work that day, showed up an hour later with his backseat of his car filled with his entire closet for wardrobe,” Dodds says. “Turns out, everything does happen for reason; we knew during the first scene that he was supposed to be our guy the whole time. Over the course of the day, we instantly bonded over music and dad jokes.” -- CV