Lady Antebellum Tune in to the Crowd for High-Energy ‘Long Stretch of Love’ Video
The video matches the high-energy vibe of the tune, mimicking the intensity of a live show, which band member Dave Haywood says was the intention behind it.
“‘Long Stretch’ is how we’ve been opening our set each night on the road this year," he shares. “So, when we went to make this music video, we really wanted to channel the anticipation and excitement we feel listening to the crowd go nuts at that first riff. When the lights go up and the fans go crazy, our adrenaline is pumping and it totally sets the energy level for the whole night.”
Building that anticipation from the first frame, the video begins with a simple ticking metronome, and the music swells as a silhouette of Charles Kelley appears, walking on stage. Haywood’s mandolin strikes in and the backing instruments gradually join until Hillary Scott, looking gorgeous in her edgy outfit and smoky eyes, takes her part of the verse. The band gives a full-out performance from the expansive stage washed in red and blue light, with the added bonus of intense close-up shots — something fans wouldn’t normally experience from their seats at a show. The "Long Stretch of Love" video performance is interspersed with artistic frames symbolizing themes in the song, making it quite an enthralling production.
Fans will be left wanting more after the video ends, but don’t worry, there's always the replay button.
Lady A collaborated with EDM artist Audien on his latest single “Something Better,” which is now available to stream via YouTube. The boundary-blurring is a recent development for the band after their CMT Music Awards medley with electronic-pop DJ Zedd, but the country trio says they’ll always keep their roots close to their hearts.
Or as Kelley explains it, "We’re learning as a band not to be so scared of things. We’ll always stay true to the country genre, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun."
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