Kristian Bush’s ‘Light Me Up’ Music Video Features Real-Life Couples
Kristian Bush's new music video for "Light Me Up" makes love look good -- really good.
The singer (also of duo Sugarland) debuted the clip on Tuesday (Sept. 1) and with lyrics that say "Like a lighthouse shining out to the sea / There’s no way you won’t get to me / Yeah, Cause you light me up / Like a lit fuse burning up a bottle rocket / Girl, whatever you’re doing don’t stop it / Cause, you light me up," there was only one thing to do: feature couples as in love as the song lyrics portray.
The music video was filmed in two locations -- Nashville, Tenn. and Ann Arbor, Mich. Bush and his band are featured playing in the historic Ocean Way studio in Music City while real-life couples are shown on the streets of Ann Arbor and Nashville. Some individuals hold up photos of them with their loved ones, others hold up the wording of the title, but the highlight of the video is definitely the in-love couples.
They're shown eating ice cream, kissing, laughing and just living life while being in love. Sure, love isn't all rainbows and butterflies, but the lighthearted song portrays the joy love can bring -- and the video certainly does it justice.
Bush's "Light Me Up" music video was produced by the brother and sister team Cy Abdelnour and Maria Abdelnour along with Nashville-based filmmakers Dace and Mohr. The country artist co-wrote the song with Jesse Rice and it's an important song to him.
"For me it's a special one, because for the first time in my country music career, I am getting to sing a love song directly to you," Bush explains.
"I've spent the better part of 12 years being aware that the songs I wrote were going to be delivered by a woman, and there are certain things I wanted to say as a man that didn't quite fit in that context. 'Light Me Up' is about how I feel when I am loved. A woman's love is a powerful, unforgettable force. It changes you forever. The men out there reading this know what I mean. You can't go back to who you were before. I decided to write a song to celebrate that."
"Light Me Up" is Bush's follow-up to single "Trailer Hitch." Both songs are from his debut solo record Southern Gravity.