Big Machine knows how to spot talent, these two ladies are only the THIRD female duo in over SEVENTY years to have a #1 with their first single. Premiering the single on Jimmy Fallon, this one is going to be a smash hit like “Girl In A Country Song”!
“Just like we didn’t want our second single to be like our first one,” Tae Dye explains, “we didn’t want our second video to be anything like our first one, which was so fun. I think Brian really took the idea of how vulnerable you feel when you’re trying and it’s crazy… and found ways that weren’t literal to represent that.”
“Brian’s amazing: the idea of ladders and chairs to show the climb?” Maddie Marlow picks up. “Being suspended – which we are in the performance – is just how it feels when you want everything to happen, but you’re sort of stuck in what you want and how it is. But that’s what the song’s about, too, those are the times when you really truly do have to keep trying.”
Capturing girls and women at various stages of life, the soft focus video celebrates vulnerability and strength, believing when it seems naïve and the will to make one’s dream happen in spite of the odds. Muted tones, evocative tableaus and a strong focus on Maddie & Tae’s irrepressible spirit evoke the song’s sentiment.
“I am not afraid of heights,” Tae said. “But being up on that wall kinda freaked me out.”
“It was pretty weird,” agreed Maddie. “I’ve never climbed a ladder in a dress that long or full… and all I could think was, ‘don’t fall and break something.’ But once we were up there, it was pretty cool.”