Luke Bryan gets back in his hip-shaking zone for the new video for “Move,” literally breaking down the walls separating country and the club scene.
The storyline goes like this: As Bryan’s band rehearses in a club that’s apparently inside an old warehouse, a lone dancer puts in a workout in the abandoned studio next door, à la Flashdance.
Although only a few feet apart, neither character seems aware of each other, but as the song reaches its climax, the dancer hurls herself through the wall and onstage with Bryan – who is now slicked up for the show in a suit jacket and open-collared shirt, looking ready to start recruiting the rest of the country Rat Pack.
Meanwhile, “Move” itself feels like an extension of Bryan’s dance-floor filling “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” complete with tongue-twisting verses, urgent guitars and breathless come-ons delivered over thumping beats.
“[It’s an] inside story about a girl who moves to the sounds and she’s kinda shy,” Bryan explained about the song, co-written with Michael Carter and Jay Clementi. “And then she gets in with these rebel-crowd girls and they teach her how to let her hair down and all that. It’s pretty fun.”
The fifth single from his 2015 album Kill the Lights, Bryan said the songwriting trio knew they had another danceable hit on their hands, but admitted that those are tough to write without sounding cheesy.
“We landed on some stuff that I really, really like, and some stuff that I felt like I could sell onstage as everybody was out there shaking their butts,” he said.
The Georgia native kicks off his eighth annual Farm Tour in Gaston, South Carolina, on October 5th. To go along with the trek, his Farm Tour … Here’s to the Farmer EP will be released September 23rd.