Eli Young Band have teamed up with Wounded Warrior Project in their poignant new video for “Love Ain’t.” The nearly four-minute clip stars Taylor Morris, who became a quadruple amputee after being involved in an explosion in Afghanistan, and his wife, Danielle, who dropped everything to be at his side.
“We first learned about Taylor and Danielle a couple of years ago, and there is no doubt their story speaks to what love is,” frontman Mike Eli says in a press release. “When thinking about their story and the deeper meaning in this song – how important love is and to know what love ain’t – we knew the video should reflect that. James, Chris, Jon and I all have family members who are part of the military so we know there are more couples struggling every day and how quickly lives are changed.”
“Love Ain’t always easy…but that’s when it matters most,” Eli shares at the video’s start. The clip then pans to photos of Morris overseas before the explosion and in the hospital receiving treatment following his injuries. “Love Ain’t” includes footage of Morris in physical therapy as his wife assists him during his long journey to recovery. Eventually, he returns to Iowa where a parade is waiting to welcome him home.
“It’s both heartbreaking and incredibly inspiring to see their bond yet know so many people have stories just like Taylor and Danielle’s,” bassist Jon Jones adds. “Whether it is talking to our families or speaking with servicemen and women at bases, we understand the commitment and resilience at stake. Helping to share these stories is the reason we chose to align with Wounded Warrior Project and encourage us all to recognize these heroes who prove what love can overcome.”
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) works to empower, serve and connect warriors who come back from deployment. Since 2003, WWP has been helping to transform the way warriors and their families are empowered, employed, and engaged.