Viewers will pretty much know what's coming from the start of Kelsea Ballerini's "Legends" music video -- the clip begins at the scene of a no-doubt-fatal car crash, after all -- but it's how the video's storyline gets to that place that will tug at your heartstrings. Readers can press play above to watch.

Directed by Jeff Venable, Ballerini's "Legends" music video follows a couple's romance from its very beginning to its tragic end. Shots of Ballerini wandering an ocean-side cliff in Big Sur, Calif., and singing the song are interspersed throughout.

“Yeah, we were legends / Loving you, baby, it was Heaven / What everyone wondered, we’d never question / Close our eyes and took on the world together / Do you remember?” Ballerini sings in “Legends.” “We were crazy / Tragic and epic and so amazing / I’ll always wear the crown that you gave me / We will always stay lost in forever / And they’ll remember / We were legends.”

"Legends" is the first single from Ballerini's forthcoming sophomore album.

“When I wrote this song, I knew it was the beginning of the next chapter,” Ballerini said in a note to her fans when the song was released. “And while I hope you hear your own story of love or loss and the lyrics bring you to your own place of nostalgia, I also hope you hear our story … [Y]ou and I have fought for each other. We’ve shown up for each other. We’ve been neon in grey crowds. We’ve written our own story. We were legends."

Ballerini is currently on tour with Lady Antebellum for their You Look Good World Tour; she’s been performing “Legends” during her opening sets.

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