JT Hodges Releases ‘Ray Bans’ Video
Hodges hinted to The Boot that “the girl will be hot, and so will the fire" in his new music video, and the singer wasn't kidding. But the song was actually originally inspired by his wife of more than 10 years, Kasey.
“I always wear sunglasses, and I’ve always been a Ray-Ban guy,” Hodges recalls. ”Last year, I was on a cruise with my wife, and we were in Cozumel at a beach bar, and the sun was starting to set just before we had to head back to the boat … My wife was just feeling the music and took my Ray-Bans and went off on the dance floor with them on. I just remember watching her and thinking, ‘Wow, what a cool image.’
“I’d had a new pair of sunglasses because I actually lost that pair on that cruise,” he continues. “[My co-writers] were commenting about how they liked them, so I told the story. They were like, ‘Wow, if she was the girl that got away, at least she’d have those Ray-Bans to remember you by.’ We loved that idea, and so we wrote the song.”
Hodges says that he is always working on new tunes, but he isn't sure how he will release his music in the future.
“Right now, it’s just the EP,” he tells The Boot. “I’m kind of building out of that. I’ve got a few songs I like that I think could work with it, but right now, I’m just focusing on that and writing a lot. So, I don’t know. I might just release another EP.”