Watch Blackberry Smoke’s ‘Too High’ Video
Country rock band Blackberry Smoke just released the music video for their latest single, "Too High." The song is the newest single from their fourth album, Holding All the Roses.
"The song has to do with whatever plague is sucking a little town dry," Blackberry Smoke singer and guitarist Charlie Starr tells Rolling Stone. "Whether it's the meth epidemic or oxy. That kind of thing happens all over America, but it just seems to impact the small towns more. I used to go home to the little town where I grew up, and I'd see people that I went to school with, and I'd think, 'Oh boy.' You can see it a mile away, the damage that stuff can do."
Although the song lyrics were vague, the video fleshes out the concept. The "Too High" music video features a middle-aged man making meth in a shack in the middle of the woods. When his two young nieces come to visit, he sends them away with a written message for their mother: "You're not your brother's keeper." The music video was shot in Georgia and Kentucky, and it also features footage of Blackberry Smoke members playing their instruments.
The critically acclaimed band from Atlanta has been keeping busy in recent months. Holding All the Roses hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The group is scheduled to play at the world famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 3.
For more information about the band's music and upcoming concert dates, visit their website.