Steven Tyler Premieres ‘Love Is Your Name’ Music Video
Steven Tyler premiered his "Love Is Your Name" music video on Friday (July 3) on Good Morning America.
Any fans who were expecting Tyler to be donning cowboy boots and a 10-gallon hat for his debut country music video will be disappointed. Although his song is country, Tyler is still as eclectic as ever in his wardrobe choices -- and that's completely fine by us.
In the clip's opening shot, a mic stand sits onstage in an empty auditorium, holding a long piece of gorgeous fabric that is woven throughout the music video's story. The "Love Is Your Name" video includes lots of (extremely beautiful) hippies, a carefree spirit, a drum circle and a whole lot of singing.
Both the song and music video are still entirely Tyler, but in a different sense than his rock-heavy songs and videos; the video for "Love Is Your Name" feels organic and free -- similar to the feeling evoked in Kenny Chesney's "American Kids" video.
The 67-year-old Tyler revealed "Love Is Your Name" as his first country single in May, and from Tyler's unmistakable vocals to the use of the autoharp, the song proved to be as unique as the signer.
“My inspiration for “Love Is Your Name” came when I was invited to the Bluebird Cafe with Marti Frederiksen, who I wrote “Jaded” with, to perform that song and another little ditty I wrote called “Dream On” on the piano, and after we were done, this beautiful young lady sat down and did a song called “Love Is Your Name,”" he explains. “Well, I fell in love with it that night, and a guy comes up to the table, introduced himself as Scott Borchetta, said he had this big label in Nashville. And I said, ‘You know, that’s been on the back burner of mine for years, is to do a country record.’ So I joined up with him, and the rest is gonna be history.”
“This is a side project, which has now turned into a love of life,” Tyler says. “I think we got something here that the radio would love to play. Look, that’s why I’m in it. I love to take the f–ing power to wow to the 100th degree. It’s just what I do.”
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