Newcomer Jackson Michelson offers a tender tribute to raising babies and wishing you could stop the clock in “One Day,” premiering a family-focused video for the track on Sounds Like Nashville today (March 19).
All about the push and pull of being a parent, the heartwarming track finds Michelson doing whatever he can to live in the moment … and his video works like an x-ray into a loving father’s soul. It finds the Portland, Oregon-native playing piano, strumming guitar and goofing around with his smiling co-stars — who happen to be his wife and three kids — all while candid home movies capture each moment as a priceless memory.
“‘One Day’ is the most personal song I’ve ever written and recorded,” Michelson explains of the sentimental standout. “It’s a glimpse into my life and the reality that time doesn’t stop for anything or anyone. Even as a young parent, it’s a reminder to soak in every moment with the ones you love, because someday we’ll be wishing for one day when they were young.”
“One day he’s gonna want my keys / One day she’ll be seventeen, running down the stairs in a prom dress / And we’ll be saying time went by fast / Wishing we could get some back / ‘Cause one day they walk and I swear the next they run / Maybe someday, we’ll be wishing for one day / One day when they were young,” goes the cozy chorus.
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“One Day” 9 years ago @shaylamichelson said yes to forever with a crazy 21 year old kid in a rainy Oregon parking lot with thousands of rose petals all over the ground in the headlights of my ‘91 Honda… The best question I’ve ever asked. Can’t believe she said yes! ❤️ Huge shoutout to my brother in law @cptakespics for hiding in the bushes in the rain to capture this 📷.
Michelson co-wrote the heartwarming “One Day” with Justin Ebach and Matt Alderman, the follow up to his out-now single “Stay Over” and last year’s “One at a Time.”