Caroline Jones Premieres ‘Getting to Me (Stripped Down Version)’

True love makes everything simple.

Written by Chris Parton
Caroline Jones Premieres ‘Getting to Me (Stripped Down Version)’
Caroline Jones; Photo credit: Tyler Lord

Caroline Jones celebrates the simple, transformative magic of true love in her new video for “Getting to Me (Stripped Down Version),” premiering on Sounds Like Nashville as Valentine’s Day draws near.

Part of her recently released second album, Antipodes, Jones’ new version takes a head-over-heels anthem and deconstructs it to its essential elements, helping capture the romantic moment when everything suddenly makes sense. Beginning with a less-is-more sonic landscape and the budding star’s blissful vocal, the track ultimately rises with passion as the story unfolds — and as Jones’ heart opens up.

Speaking with SLN about the track and its video, the country-pop songstress says she wrote “Getting to Me” about her husband … but that was before the couple made things official. With a dreamy quality to the in-studio clip, she makes falling in love seem as easy and serene as falling to sleep.

“Very happy to share ‘Getting to Me (Stripped Down Version)’ ahead of Valentine’s Day!” Jones shares. “This stripped-down, reimagined version of the song brings out the romance and depth in the lyrics. This is the first song I ever wrote about my husband, and to me it feels simultaneously like coming home and being on the precipice of a wonderful, surprising adventure.

“We actually cut this version at Southern Ground right after we cut the main album version, which is the opening track of my sophomore album, Antipodes,” Jones continues. “Danny Rader and David Dorn were starting overdubs, and when they started playing those beautiful lines on the bouzouki and keys respectively, it shone a whole new light on the song for me. We recut the vocal last month so the video can have a ‘live-performance’ feel.”

After celebrating the song’s new version (and a happy, newlywed Valentine’s Day), Jones will have plenty to love about the rest of 2022 as well — especially when she rejoins her friends Zac Brown Band on their Out in the Middle stadium tour, kicking off April 22 in Greenville, South Carolina. All throughout last year Jones performed as part of ZBB’s The Comeback Tour, and also joined the band itself for their CMA Awards performance, and their opening spot for rock legends The Rolling Stones.

More recently, Jones performed her sassy “Come In (But Don’t Make Yourself Comfortable)” on The Kelly Clarkson Show, and returned to the Grand Ole Opry in early February. Antipodes is out now.