Brad Paisley’s new single “Without a Fight” features vocals by Demi Lovato and depicts a couple whose sex life seems to be invigorated by the intense arguments they have, though they’d prefer to just skip the fighting part.
Fittingly, the “Without a Fight” video, which was directed by Jeff Venable and produced by Michelle Wang and Greg Hill for Lead Hook Creative, takes some of its visual cues from boxing. Paisley and band perform in a warehouse setting that could host underground fights on the weekend, while Lovato and Paisley size one another up over a dangling announcer’s microphone. Lovato gives the singer-guitarist a few playful shoves in their scenes together, while elsewhere a Telecaster-style guitar encased in ice thaws and catches fire.
Written by Paisley with Kelley Lovelace and Lee Thomas Miller, “Without a Fight” is the first single from Paisley’s upcoming 10th studio album, due later in 2016 and including collaborations with Mick Jagger and Timbaland. This weekend, his touring schedule takes him to the CountryJam festival in Grand Junction, Colorado.