Randy Houser continues to kick up quite a bit of dust with his latest video for the turbo-charged new single, “We Went.” The Southwestern-themed clip revisits the mini-movie style and scenery of Houser’s video for his Top Five hit, “Like a Cowboy.”
With director Dustin Rikert once again behind the camera, “We Went” follows the fast-paced adventures of the “Good Deed Bandits,” the 21st century’s answer to Robin Hood and Maid Marian (or are they Bonnie and Clyde?) who steal cash from the drug-dealing “Cadillac Cartel.” Racing through the Arizona desert to redistribute the wealth, all the while trying to evade capture, Houser and his buxom companion find themselves getting caught up in a car chase, dodging gunfire, trying their luck at a casino and making a few needy, unsuspecting folks a little richer along the way.
Shot in Tucson, and featuring some of the same supporting cast as the “Like a Cowboy” video, “We Went” includes an appearance from veteran actor William Shockley (Robocop, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman). The clip also ups the ante when it comes to high-stakes adventure and also puts a spotlight on Houser’s band.
“We had such a blast with the ‘Like a Cowboy’ video and the production on that one was so high-quality that we wanted to do it again for this one,” Houser says. “But this time, my whole band got to be in the video and there’s a lot more action – everything from car chases to crash scenes to explosions. And we were thrilled to get back to Tucson – it’s an incredible area to shoot, with so much different scenery. We had a great time with it.”
As the first single from Houser’s next album, “We Went,” penned by Justin Wilson, Matt Rogers and John King, not only takes the singer on a wild adventure, it also represents something of a new musical direction for him.
“I wanted to lead with ‘We Went’ as the first single from the new record because it was so different for me,” Houser tells Rolling Stone Country. “The song is about hanging out, a little bit of danger, running from the cops — all things I grew up doing. Well, maybe avoiding the cops is more accurate. But rhythmically and lyrically it’s more progressive than what I’ve ever done. Justin told me they put this song together like a puzzle, and I think they did a great job with the alliteration and how the lyrics fit together seamlessly.”
Houser continues supporting Luke Bryan on the Kick the Dust Up Tour and will also be performing on the CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock special airing Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.