Little Big Town Reveal ‘Girl Crush’ Music Video
In Little Big Town's new "Girl Crush" music video, the band lets the lyrics do the talking.
The entire music video is filmed in black and white, creating a softly sophisticated ambiance. There's not a drawn-out storyline or many special effects -- which is actually perfect for the song.
Instead, LBT stand on an empty dance floor, looking classy and polished in black outfits. A single disco ball turns, reflecting specks of light onto the band, as Karen Fairchild croons the intoxicating lyrics. "I want to taste her lips / Yeah ’cause they taste like you / I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume / I want her long blond hair / I want her magic touch / Yeah, ’cause maybe then you’d want me just as much.”
Several times throughout the video, a dancing couple is shown -- and it appears that Fairchild is singing to them. But they aren't the focal point of the video; instead, Fairchild and the three other LBT members are brought to the forefront, which helps viewers focus on the lyrics instead of a plot.
After all, "Girl Crush" certainly has lyrics worth hearing. After reports began circulating that listeners who misunderstood the song's message were demanding that radio stations stop playing the single, many country stars stood up for the song and the band, promoting the heck out of it and causing it to skyrocket on the country charts.
Written by hit songwriters Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose, "Girl Crush" is ultimately a song about a woman jealously obsessing over another woman because of the man she's with.
“It’s written like a good old country jealousy story,” Fairchild explains. “I think we’ve all felt that, where we’ve lost a relationship and been rejected and we look at, ‘What did he want that I didn’t have?’ I think it’s a really easy thing to relate to, and yet you’ve never heard it said in that way.”
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