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See Avett Brothers Navigate an Airport in ‘Ain’t No Man’ Video

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson makes a cameo in sweet, optimistic clip

The Avett Brothers debuted the quirky airport scene video for folky, upbeat single “Ain’t No Man,” that was directed by singer Scott Avett.

In the song, Scott Avett goes through the typical motions of walking through an airport, trying to get on to a flight. It’s far from mundane for Avett’s video character, who sings that it embodies: “dealing with fear and his journey to do what he was born to do.” The moods of the passengers shift once he makes it through security. The blanket of stress transforms into smiles and joy. The Avett Brothers, once in their gate, are greeted by special guest NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson as the airplane’s pilot.

The clip ends with the Avetts greeted with a van that takes them to a studio where the video shifts from color to black-and-white. Their wardrobe and faces are touched up before “Action” is called and the screen reads: “To be continued.”

“Ain’t No Man” is the debut single off their upcoming album True Sadness, out on June 24th.

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