Chase Rice recently released a western-themed video for “Way Down Yonder,” a song from his upcoming album.
Rice recorded the song along with the rest of the forthcoming project at his farm outside Nashville. Producer Oscar Charles used a live band in a makeshift recording environment for the project.
The visual was shot in one take, with no cuts. “If one person screws up, you gotta restart it,” Rice told Taste of Country.
In the visual, Rice appears at different tables, between shots of patrons drinking, gambling and rabble-rousing. There is also a brief choreographed dance sequence before a slow-motion sequence that forces him to sing very, very fast in real time.
Rice wrote the song with Hunter Phelps, John Byron, Blake Pendergrass and Corey Crowder.
“When we wrote this song, I had the mountains of North Carolina where I grew up in mind. All the moonshining history there in the Appalachians,” Rice said. “Then all of a sudden during the recording process, Rob McNelley started playing this crazy carnival sound on the acoustic. and it got Western quick.”
“That turned it from a song I didn’t think was even going to make the cut for this next album into one of my favorite songs on the project,” he added.
(Photo: Kaiser Cunningham)
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