Cole Swindell Releases ‘You Should Be Here’ Music Video
Cole Swindell wrote his brand-new single, "You Should Be Here," in memory of his father, who passed away two years ago, and although the singer's dad is no longer with him on Earth, his presence is felt in Swindell's heartfelt music video for the song.
Directed by Michael Monaco, the "You Should Be Here" music video opens with a phone video clip of Swindell talking to his father in July of 2013 -- just two months before the elder Swindell died -- about signing his record deal. Throughout the video, clips of career milestones mix with Swindell returning to his hometown of Glennville, Ga., and visiting his father's grave.
"You Should Be Here" was co-written by Swindell and Ashley Gorley. Back in August, Swindell told The Boot that while he wasn't sure that the song would be the first single from his upcoming sophomore album, he hoped that it would make it to radio at some point.
“It’s, by far, my favorite song that I think I’ve written,” Swindell says. “I think that’s why I moved to Nashville, is to write a song like this. Just growing up, loving ‘90s country music, there were songs that touched me. There were fun ones, but there were also the ones I could relate to, and I think this is going to be that song when people get to hear it.”