The video for Kenny Chesney‘s “Take Her Home” is out! The singer knew as soon as he heard the song what he wanted to portray in the story-telling video.
“Everything about this song is a little movie,” Chesney explains. “Each verse is its own act, and you can see all the details if you’re listening. The deep cut Cheap Trick on a jukebox in a crowded bar… the pink and black suitcases… even the little baby in the last verse. There’s so much detail, people can see it in their heads.”
“I wanted to figure a way that mirrors the innocence in this song,” he continues. “I wanted something that wouldn’t take away what someone else was seeing when they saw the video. It seems like the opposite from what you might do, but I think it’ll make sense when people see it.”
Chesney knew he wanted the video of “Take Her Home” to take the viewers on a journey, with him as the narrator.
“Songs like ‘Take Her Home’ deserve to paint pictures for the listeners,” Chesney says. “When you can see yourself, or your friends, or someone you know in a song, that’s when a song will last long after it’s done playing. To me, this song has that potential for people… and as much as I like making videos, I also know the power of No Shoes Nation’s ability to live in my songs.”
“Take Her Home” is from Chesney’s upcoming BORN album, out on March 29.
“You never want to think it’s all about you, or that in this crazy world, it’s all about your music,” Chesney said when announcing the record. “I’m just trying to find songs that continue the story of who we are…how we live, breathe, work, rock, kick back and sometimes get tangled up in feelings that are anything but simple. Then you see people react the way they have to the news, and you go, ‘Well, okay…’”
BORN marks Chesney’s first new record since Here and Now came out in 2020, and no one is more eager to share his music with the world than Chesney.
“I’m ready,” Chesney recently said. “Because of the amount of time we’ve had to work… and not just work, but really just hang out, write, experiment and play with different kinds of music… I got to go places, do some things we wouldn’t normally try because we have such a clear vision of what we’re trying to do.”