Ever since his stint as a contestant on American Idol, rising star Alex Miller has constructed his model on staunchly conventional nation music, and his newest track, “When God Made the South,” embraces the hard-partying aspect of the style.
“At first He blessed this place / We acquired “Jambalaya” and “Wonderful Grace” / Barbeque and backwoods, he mentioned ‘It is all good’ / And despatched a bit of heaven down / When God made the South,” Miller sings within the barn-burning closing refrain of his track.
With rousing, scorching lyrics like that, it made excellent sense to set the scene for the music video as quaint Southern get together — that includes each household values and cameos, and one thing just a bit raunchier.
“We needed to indicate a distinct aspect of me, as I am all the time attempting to do! With the women dancing, and the get together on the Honky Tonk, we tried to seize what it is like at an Alex Miller present,” the singer explains over e-mail to Style of Nation. The dancers within the clip — whose names are Gracie Thom and Calloway Denton — completely play the a part of a rustic boy’s fantasy: Decked out in cut-off denims and cowboy boots, they show some critical hip-shaking expertise in a truck mattress and round a campfire all through varied scenes within the video.
The outcomes captured the raucous vitality Miller was searching for, however he admits that the midriff-baring apparel and suggestive dance strikes have been a bit of risqué for a conventional man like him. “I am not gonna lie, a few of the scenes made me blush a bit of,” he says. “It is a very saucy video and the women did such job.”
However the video wasn’t all about “saucy” hip-shaking strikes: It additionally featured many private touches from Miller’s personal Southern upbringing. Each areas had particular significance, as some scenes have been filmed on the farm on Miller’s home, and the opposite was filmed on the Silver Eagle in Rockcastle, Ky., the place his grandfather used to take him as a child.
The bonfire scenes function Miller’s real-life household and mates — “even my Nana (grandmother) acquired to return!” he provides. Plus, should you look intently throughout these scenes, you may see two males with sharp dancing expertise transferring and grooving within the background.
“These are my nice uncles within the background cuttin’ a rug,” Miller provides. “That they had extra strikes that night time than a recreation of chess, and it tickled absolutely the p–s out of me.”
“When God Made the South” is out there now; click here to purchase the one.
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