See New Music Videos From Margo Price, Brandi Carlile and Other Country Artists
Whether you're looking for camaraderie in the face of a dead-end job, solidarity against bullies, a raw testament to the pain of losing a loved one or just a catchy ode to bad habits, country music videos have you covered this week. Check 'em out!
Margo Price, "A Little Pain"
Margo Price is feeling those nine-to-five blues in the video for her latest single "A Little Pain." Readers can press play to watch the relatable scene unfold, as Price plays a waitress at a diner running the usual gamut of harassment and under-compensated drudgery. The images play side-by-side with an alternate reality where Price makes it through the day with a little extra help, in the form of good music, confetti and disco lights, a little chemical assistance and even some overdue retribution. The vintage hued video strikes a chord with anyone who's ever lived the service industry grind. We feel you, girl. "A Little Pain" is off Price's latest album, All American Made. -- LS
Chase Rice, “Amen”
Chase Rice's music video for the single "Amen," off his new album Lambs & Lions, is his most personal and vulnerable work to date, seeing as how it features the singer visiting his late father Daniel Rice's grave in North Carolina. (His father passed away in 2008.) The video was, in a very real sense, meant to be: when he heard the demo for "Amen," he tells People, "That exact video came to my head."
Astonishingly, he actually recorded the video before stepping foot in the studio. He says of the Cody Cannon-directed clip, “That’s when you know something is pretty special when it falls into place like that. To me, it’s a higher power that allows something like that to turn out so well," he says. “[This] was all for me to go home and see my dad."
The music video documents real moments, memories and emotions as Rice travels from Tennessee to North Carolina in his 1970 Dodge HEMI Challenger he and his father built together almost two decades ago. "... I didn’t want to fake anything — I wasn’t going to fake cry, we weren’t going to re-shoot me walking up to the grave, it was all one take. This video is 100 percent real,” says Rice. That realness translates from the screen into viewers' hearts. -- CV
Dylan Schneider, “No Problem”
Eighteen-year-old country singer Dylan Schneider worked with accomplished director Roman White for his "No Problem" music video. It features Schneider in a stark, concrete room filled with photos of a girl in frames and plastered all over the walls.
"The inspiration for it came to me early on," Schneider tells Hollywood Life. "I have a lot of respect for stories and messages in music videos, so I wanted to do something cool and unique. I imagined the girl being a ghost in the sense that she comes and goes, and leaves you wondering when she will reappear into your life and take you over." -- CV
Brandi Carlile, "The Joke"
Brandi Carlile takes a shadowy turn in the video for her single "The Joke." Rich black and white images of people from all races and backgrounds lip-sync the lyrics -- "They can kick dirt in your face / Dress you down, and tell you that / Your place is in the middle / When they hate the way you shine" -- while they play out various vignettes of their occupations, from ballet dancer to mother to businessman. "The Joke" is the first single off Carlile's new album By the Way, I Forgive You. The message behind the quietly empowering and poignant tune is clear: We are all the same, and in the end, the joke is on the ones who try to tell us that we're not. -- LS