Cole Swindell's new video for "You Should Be Here" might not be what you expect from him, but the tune's emotional themes are exactly what fans are relating to.

Swindell’s father passed away just two years ago, and the artist wrote this song about him. Now Swindell has released an equally emotional music video to accompany the heartfelt song.

The video begins with a clip from 2013 featuring Swindell on the phone with his father sharing good news about his deal with Warner Music, casting an already somber tone over the rest of the clips. The serious tune starts in as Swindell’s tour bus travels down winding roads, arriving at a house in the country as people run out to meet it. As the lyrics describe the idyllic scene with perfect weather and family all together, Swindell notes the one thing missing — his father. The video goes on to show clips from big moments in Swindell’s career thus far, alternating between heart-wrenching scenes of Swindell visiting his father’s grave site.

Written by Swindell and Ashley Gorley, the song is one of Swindell’s favorites he’s ever written, even though he wasn’t sure if it would end up the first single from the new album.

"I think that’s why I moved to Nashville, is to write a song like this,” he says. "Just growing up, loving ‘90s country music, there were songs that touched me. There were fun ones, but there were also the ones I could relate to, and I think this is going to be that song when people get to hear it.”

“You Should Be Here” was released to radio Dec. 14, a poignant start to his sophomore effort, about which no details have been released yet. Watch the full video for Swindell’s new song above.

The Story Behind Cole Swindell's "You Should Be Here"

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