Jennifer Fiedler and Trey Smith of Smithfield show couples how to paint the town red in their new music video for “When You’re Gone.”
With a relatable song that talks all about the falling head over heels process during the start of a new relationship, the country duo found no better way to express the lyrical content other than giving couples from multiple generations a night out on the town. From long-time married couples to new romances in the works, Smithfield just put their mind set on making a universal video everyone could feel connected to.
“After we wrote ‘When You’re Gone,’ we wanted to make a music video that really anybody could relate to,” said Smith during a behind-the-scenes clip posted exclusively with Sounds Like Nashville.
As seen in the party video, couples get their groove on to the band’s set as well as enjoy a couple cocktails at the bar and play a round of darts for some cheeky competition. In the end, though, Smithfield made the video all about love and so much more when it comes to relationships.
“This video is for all generations, no matter where you’re at in life, no matter where in love, it’s for you,” Fiedler conceded with her band mate.
The song all started thanks to inspiration from one of the writer’s own relationships. Hoping to idealize the perfect girl regardless of circumstances, Smithfield nailed it on the head by making a laidback love story come to life through lyrics.
“So it’s called ‘When You’re Gone’ and it really kind of came out of this idea of painting the perfect tipsy girl. And our co-writer Brennin [Hunt] was talking one day and he said, ‘My wife’s really cute when she gets tipsy.’ So this title came to mind—‘When You’re Gone’—and we all started milling around… I think Jennifer started spouting out some lyrics and Brennin was playing some licks on the guitar and it just kind of wrote itself,” Smith said to Sounds Like Nashville previously.
Fans can listen to “When You’re Gone” on Spotify now and check out the video for the single above.