Sam Hunt captures the limitless potential of youth in his new video for “Young Once,” highlighting the new track’s nostalgic soul.
Part of Hunt’s chart topping second album, Southside, the track was co-written by the resurgent star with Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins and Josh Osborne, merging expansive country sonics with a vocally stacked tale of a couple’s wilder days. That story comes to life in the Tim Mattia-directed clip, with two teens taking life into their own hands. Leaving their dysfunctional home lives behind, they find joy amid the hardship of a train-hopping, cross-country adventure, leaning only on each other.
“We were young once / We were gung-ho, singing in the sun once / Backroads in the wild, on the run once / Cheap thrills, doing things in the wheat fields,” goes the song’s quick hitting chorus.
Southside arrived at Number One on Billboard’s Country Albums chart in early April, with Hunt opening up to Sounds Like Nashville about its tumultuous backstory and more. “I definitely took a minute to figure out what I wanted to do with the next 10, 20 years of my life,” he said of the lead up to his sophomore set.