Raelyn Nelson Releases ‘Sweetwater’ Music Video
Raelyn Nelson has released a music video for her latest single, “Sweetwater.”
The video features Nelson and her band performing the track from a variety of different stages (and angles!), and also includes some behind-the-scenes footage of the production process and the band backstage. The footage gives fans an intimate look at the band, from their time on the bus traveling from venue to venue to the moment they step out on — and off — stage.
Nelson has a reputation for putting out entertaining videos on a low budget. The music video for her song “Brother,” which was released in the spring, manages to tell the story of a cheating boyfriend running from the singer’s brother without the high production costs of many modern clips; in fact, the whole thing was filmed on a GoPro camera.
“[Guitarist Jonathan Bright] and I got together and wrote [“Brother”], and we were trying to come up with a video concept that we could do on our own,” Nelson tells Rolling Stone Country. “The ‘band side’ was done with a tripod, some cheap workshop lights and a clear shower curtain as a light diffuser. The other side was just Jonathan running around with the GoPro strapped to his head. Then, with some tips from friends, YouTube tutorials and editing software, we managed to pull it off. And we came in right on budget — which was zero!”
“Sweetwater” is currently available to download via iTunes.