Kenny Chesney captures the conflicted magic of his new single in the video for “Knowing You,” bringing an emotional stunner to life.
Steeped in the at-odds senses of loss and gratitude, the heart aching ballad is all about how life goes on — even when it feels like it shouldn’t — another example of the mature, thinking-fan’s country Chesney has long made his own. And directed by Shaun Silva, its video puts a cinematic visual to the song’s feeling. Filmed in the completely different settings of New England and St. Croix, it shows off the full range of contrast life and love can present — and how a perfect romance can sustain us, long after it’s gone.
“One of the things about this video I love is the way you can feel the settings,” Chesney explains. “And each location – whether in Gloucester, Mass. or the Virgin Islands — was selected because it feels the way these emotions actually feel. As I’ve said, over and over lately, the people who come into your life and then are gone, it’s for any number of reasons. But beyond missing them, you have the opportunity to recognize what they brought to your life and be thankful.
“It’s such a pure song,” the hit maker goes on. “If you listen, you can find the people you love in it. I wanted the video to have that, too. It’s not about being on a fishing boat freezing, but this pain you feel – and also finding gratitude for knowing someone who changed your life. Wherever they are, you know they’re living their best life; they’re shining and doing the same thing for someone else – and that can be in this life, or the next.”
“Knowing You” is the third single from Kenny Chesney has released from his Here And Now album, which debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 when it was released in May of 2020.