Midland’s ‘Make a Little’ Video Makes It Unclear What Year It Is
Midland continue to turn back the clock with their latest single and music video for "Make a Little." The band's throwback look and sound permeates throughout the near four-minute clip, with mustaches and sideburns that make Burt Reynolds jealous.
The second track on Midland's 2017 album On the Rocks, "Make a Little" has more gusto than the band's previous single "Drinkin' Problem," at least in the departments of tempo and feel. The subject matter is also light, playing on a vanilla double entendre about making love.
"So we should make a little / Generate a little / Maybe even make the world a better place a little / We could turtle dove, Dixie land delight / You know it can't be wrong when it feels so right / It all comes down to you and me girl / There's just not enough love in the world / So we should make a little / Then make a little more tonight."
In the music video, Midland first enter a dance hall in flashy western suits, ready to perform "Make a Little" for their screaming fans. Throughout the video, the camera is focused on the band's performance, cutting to shots that — with the right filters — nail the '70s feel of an old VHS home video.
The cutaway shots show the members of Midland playing baseball in a parking lot, drinking beer, blowing smoke into the camera and backstage partying in a scene that feels straight from the good 'ol days.
An upbeat old-school track, "Make a Little" is a solid follow-up to hammer home the band's sound and image in the new country landscape.
So, What's With the Outfits?