Maren Morris’ ‘The Bones’ + 3 More New Music Videos You Need to Watch
It's the dog days of summer, so cool off with these refreshing new country music videos! From dreamy, lazy tropical beach days to a day-long party in reverse -- and everything in between -- there's something for everyone in this new batch of clips. Read on!
Maren Morris, "The Bones":
Maren Morris explores what a solId relationship feels like in the music video for her latest single, "The Bones." Scenes of Morris vacationing in a tropical paradise are interspersed with gritty glimpses of densely wooded landscapes, contrasting high times with darker ones. Filmed in grainy throwback style, Morris rocks a bikini on the beach and off the grid in the jungle alongside her husband of just over a year, singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd.
Maddie & Tae, "Die From a Broken Heart":
The latest video from Maddie & Tae dives into the cataclysmic pain of a breakup. "Die From a Broken Heart" follows a phone call back home to mama, asking for guidance in getting over the heartache. The narrator (portrayed by the duo's Taylor Dye) thinks back to happier times with her love interest, after finding herself bereft of the relationship that had become her whole life.
It was Dye's first theatrical role, something the singer says she's passionate about, and the song was written by the duo along with Jonathan Singleton and Deric Ruttan only two weeks after a painful breakup in 2017. "If this was to be my acting debut," Dye tells PEOPLE, "then this would be the perfect story to tell."
Brandon Stansell, "Top Shelf":
Brandon Stansell hits the beach south of the border -- and turns up the heat -- in the music video for his song, "Top Shelf." Filmed on El Matador beach in Mexico, Stansell, who is gay, continues pushing back against country's slow embrace of same-sex relationships as he delivers an unabashadlly sexy vibe in the video. That role, Stansell says, has been historically reserved for straight musical performers in the industry.
“No one ever accuses them of using sexuality to advance their careers. It’s such a double standard,” Stansell tells Rolling Stone Country. “I was like, you know what, f-ck it, we’re gonna do this. We’re gonna have a lot of fun with it and we’re gonna make a fun, sexy moment on the beach.”
Morgan Evans, "Day Drunk":
It's backwards in time for Morgan Evans in the music video for his latest single, "Day Drunk." Beginning at the end of a long day of partying beachside, the video was directed by Colin Duffy and filmed in Long Beach, Calif. The clever switch-up required Evans to learn the entirety of his song in reverse for the filming, as he romps backwards through the streets and beaches with pals, retracing his journey that begins with a little daytime drinking.