Dustin Lynch sets fire to the past in the torchy new video for “Momma’s House,” walking through the red-hot embers of a love gone bad.
Directed by Mason Dixon and filmed in Lafayette, Tennessee, the track packs a fiery punch, with Lynch looking to extinguish a heartbreak once and for all. It’s so painful he wouldn’t mind watching the whole town burn — if it wasn’t for his momma’s house — so he walks the town where his ill-fated relationship unfolded, imagining it all erupting in flame. Meanwhile, the brooding, modern-country anthem plays on.
“All the love stories that were successful in my life happened in high school in that small town kind of setting,” Lynch says of the track and video. “And that’s who you married and that’s who you had a family with, so ‘Momma’s House’ really takes me back to those times. I’ve been that guy before where I’ve just wanted to rip everything apart, but you know what I realized … is that lyrics to songs mean a whole lot more once you’ve been broken up with. … All the sudden that John Mayer record means a little something different you know back in the day. That’s kinda what I clung onto. But pretty much every song that would come on the radio, it kinda felt different. You know I look at it differently because my world was crushed.”
“Momma’s House” is part of Lynch’s recently released Tullahoma album, a collection of tracks dedicated to the small town in Tennessee where he grew up. It follows the back-to-back Number One success of “Good Girl” and “Ridin’ Roads,” which are also included on Tullahoma.