Clearly, Kristian Bush survived the zombie apocalypse. After being menaced by the walking dead in the hillbilly “Thriller” video for his new single “Trailer Hitch” last week, the singer, songwriter and Sugarland member made his solo Today Show debut yesterday in New York, where he performed the song with his full band — and also showed off some slick dance moves. Watch the video above.
During the shuffling song’s breakdown, Bush and three members of his group displayed choreography that would make the Temptations or — with all the dipping, ducking and dodging going on in front of Kathie Lee and Hoda — at least Patches O’Houlihan proud. The morning-show dancing is indicative of Bush’s fun-first, life-is-short personality, as well as the message of “Trailer Hitch.”
“One of the cool things about me as a solo artist right now is people see me and they don’t have any idea what I sound like. So what they see and what they hear always has this weird kind of reveal to it,” Bush recently told Rolling Stone Country. “Even people who have heard the song, they get the message and they’re like, ‘Man, that’s so positive and happy.’
“I always say my music should either shake your hips or explode your heart, and if it’s not doing one of those two things, then don’t put it on the album,” he continues. “[‘Trailer Hitch’] is a shake-your-hips song. And we have dance moves.”
“Trailer Hitch,” currently Number 35 and rising on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, is from Bush’s upcoming solo album Southern Gravity. The singer recently partnered with the Goodwill organization to use the song’s “give it away” message to further their charitable mission.