Maddie & Tae Share ‘Fly’ Music Video
"Fly" is a sharp contrast to their first single, "Girl in a Country Song," which humorously calls out the way women are portrayed in country music and soared all the way to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart, marking the first time a female act took the No. 1 slot in more than two years. The new track instead shows the duo's strength both as vocalists and in dealing with heavier subject matter.
“So keep on climbing, though the ground might shake / Just keep on reaching, though the limb might break,” they sing in harmony. “We've come this far, don’t you be scared now / ‘Cause you can learn to fly on the way down.”
The "Fly" music video shows the two young women singing while sitting on chairs perched high up on a wall. It's a creative and poignant reminder of the song's message, which was exactly what they were hoping for when they enlisted renowned video director Brian Lazarro.
“Just like we didn't want our second single to be like our first one, we didn’t want our second video to be anything like our first one, which was so fun," Tae Dye explains (quote via Country Music is Love). "I think Brian really took the idea of how vulnerable you feel when you’re trying and it’s crazy ... and found ways that weren’t literal to represent that.”
Adds Maddie Marlow, “Brian’s amazing: The idea of ladders and chairs to show the climb? Being suspended -- which we are in the performance -- is just how it feels when you want everything to happen, but you’re sort of stuck in what you want and how it is. But that’s what the song’s about, too, those are the times when you really truly do have to keep trying.”
Maddie & Tae will have ample opportunities to perform both songs, not to mention their other material, over the next few months. They will perform this week as part of the CRS 2015 New Faces of Country Music Show -- an event for radio executives that in the past helped boost the careers of the Dixie Chicks, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, among others -- and will also serve as the opening act for Bentley's upcoming 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour, along with Kip Moore and Canaan Smith.
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