Maddie & Tae Can Fish With the Best of ‘Em in ‘Shut Up and Fish’ Music Video
Maddie & Tae have released the official music video for "Shut Up and Fish," and it has us reaching for our fishing poles.
The video opens with Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye already out on the dock when the city slicker mentioned in the song's lyrics shows up, wearing boat shoes and all. While the girls are taking the sport of fishing seriously, the guy opts to take out a selfie stick and act goofy -- but Marlow and Dye get their revenge!
The "Shut Up and Fish" music video was directed by TK McKamy -- the mastermind behind Maddie & Tae's "Girl in a Country Song" music video.
“TK so gets us,” Dye says. “He’s a Southern guy. He knows how serious people who fish take it ... and how annoyed Maddie and I get when people don’t get serious when we’re out on the lake! And he’s not afraid to show our sense of humor for all its worth.
"... And one of the best things about video is, you can say things with humor that need saying, and it’s okay,” she continues. “Our parents were all about, you stand up for yourselves ... You can do whatever you dream, and you don’t need a boy to go fishing or be whole. Funny thing is: I don’t think any of our parents realized they were feeding our songwriting.”
Adds Marlow, “One of the best things about TK is he’s all about having fun. He had us out in the mud, covered in fake sod behind a tree, letting us actually do more fishing than we did the day the song was inspired!”
And the city boy in the clip? He's played by none other than Dye's brother, Mason Dye.
“When we knew we were doing this and we needed a guy to hit on a girl, I knew my brother was perfect," Tae Dye explains. "He’s a great character actor, and he could completely pull off that kinda guy, even though he grew up fishing like I did.”
“Shut Up and Fish,” which Maddie & Tae co-wrote, is off of their debut album, Start Here. The song was inspired by an actual date the pair went on.
"These guys asked us if we wanted to go fishing, but they had other things on their minds," Marlow recalls. "If we hadn’t got a song out of it, it would’ve been a really good day of fishing wasted!"
Start Here is available for purchase through iTunes.