The Avett Brothers Release ‘Aint No Man’ Music Video
The clip begins with Scott Avett going through his morning routine before heading to the Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina. Then, the fun begins: The camera follows him from the check-in line through security (where he gets stopped a time or two) and onto the plane. That's where Johnson appears, taking on the role of airplane pilot for the flight.
"I’ve been friends with the guys for a few years now and thought it was really cool of them to ask me. I don’t think I’ve actually ‘acted’ in a music video before, so growing up in the MTV and VH1 era, it’s definitely something I’ve had on my bucket list. Hopefully all of the time I spend behind the wheel of my race car translates into me being a believable pilot," Johnson says in a press release. "It was such a neat experience, and I had a blast just hanging out with Scott and Seth [Avett] and the band that afternoon; it was just a lot of fun. Hopefully all of our fans get a kick out of it and enjoy it as much as I did."
Scott Avett, who directed the video and shot most of the scenes in Asheville and Charlotte, N.C., notes, “The video for "Ain't No Man" is about a character who is dealing with fear and his journey to do what he was born to do." Viewers will notice that, at the end, the clip isn't finished -- it's "to be continued" -- which may clue fans into the main character's fear.
“I feel like "Ain’t No Man," kind of, there is a higher level to it," Avett Brothers bassist Bob Crawford says of the single. "I’m trying to avoid the word ‘religion’ and ‘spiritual,’ but there is something about finding your place in the universe, or being able to put your finger on where you sit in this life, whatever your religion is or your worldview is."
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