Newcomer Chris Bandi’s latest video puts a face to the regret behind his redemptive single, “Man Enough Now,” hoping for a second chance at once-in-a-lifetime romance.
All about transforming from a clueless kid into a partner worthy of the girl who got away, the track follows a familiar tale of missed connection. Co-written by the St. Louis native with Jason Massey and Jason Duke, it finds a guy realizing he met the woman of his dreams a little too soon — and its video casts The Bachelorette’s Luke Pell alongside Kelli Berglund to bring it to life. By the time he’s wised up, she’s already moved on … but perhaps you’re never too late for true love.
“I grew up, got it all together / I stopped runnin’ from forever / It’s too bad, we happened when we did / ‘Cause I’ve learned a lot about life since then / I can’t go back, girl I hate that / You fell in love with a kid tryna figure it out / So if one more chance is somethin’ that you ever think about / I’m man enough now,” goes the pleading chorus.
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Watching this video come to life has been really special. From start to finish, everything about this project I’ve gotten to do with my friends, some of the first people I met when I moved to Nashville. A huge thanks to my buddy @dustinhaney for directing this video, and thank you to @cmt for believing in me and my music! I’ve been very blessed by the people I get to call my friends and family! Can’t begin to tell you how excited we are for everything this year. The #ManEnoughNow music video is premiering now on CMT! Link in bio to watch.
Bandi released the track independently in 2017, and since then it’s earned a sizable chunk of Spotify streams. “Man Enough Now” begun impacting country radio stations earlier this year, and Bandi is currently touring with “Prayed for You” hit maker Matt Stell.