Kane Brown Counts Down to Heartbreak in ‘One Mississippi’ Video

Check out his next single and star-studded video clip.

Written by Chris Parton
Kane Brown Counts Down to Heartbreak in ‘One Mississippi’ Video
Kane Brown; Photo credit: Robby Klein

With his just released single “One Mississippi,” country star Kane Brown counts on romance on a roller-coaster of love. But as its official music video makes clear, this thrill ride is out of order.

Out today (August 20) and headed to country radio on Monday (August 23), the uptempo anthem sounds and feels like a return to Brown’s pure-country roots, filled with energy and engaging vocals. Too bad heartbreak is just around the corner.

Written by Brown, Jesse Frasure, Levon Gray and Ernest K. Smith, “One Mississippi” is a bit of a departure for the rising superstar — and about as traditionally “country” as it gets in today’s format. With a throwback sound featuring live drums, wisps of steel guitar and twangy electric-guitar chugging, it reminds fans that Brown’s not truly “going pop,” even considering collaborations like “Memory” (with blackbear). But at the same time, its theme and video take a fresh approach.

Describing an on-again off-again relationship that’s basically a romantic Tilt-A-Whirl, its clever lyrics find two young lovers coming together over and over, only to drift apart again. With Brown counting down the moments until the next heartbreak, the guy in the song seems stuck in his girl’s orbit, going round and round like a ferris wheel that won’t stop — and the music video brings that image to life.

Directed by Alex Alvga (who also filmed Brown’s ACM and CMT Award winning “Worldwide Beautiful”), it was filmed at a deserted carnival and stars actor Ross Butler (Riverdale, 13 Reasons Why).

As previously mentioned, “One Mississippi” follows the latest pop-crossover from country star Kane Brown, who teamed up with blackbear for the rumbling groove of “Memory” in July. Brown’s also coming off another country radio chart topper, having just hit Number One with Chris Young on “Famous Friends.” His last solo country Number One was in 2019 with “Homesick.”

Coming up, Brown still plans to kick off his Blessed & Free Tour of NBA arenas on October 1, and this weekend (August 21) he’ll perform for 60,000 people in New York City’s Central Park for “WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert.” That star-studded show will air on CNN and is meant to celebrate NYC’s comeback after COVID-19, but the good times may be short lived.

With COVID-19 cases once again surging around the nation, and hospital beds filling up, artits like Garth Brooks have opted to cancel the remaining dates of his 2021 Stadium Tour, and festivals like the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Florida have been postponed until next spring.