Lady Antebellum Release 'Long Stretch of Love' Video
Literally, as in, they are lighting fires and burning tires. There are also blaring red lights, smoking drum sets, shiny black leather and plenty of sultry, over-the-shoulder, could-kill-you-if-you're-not-careful glances. It's a big, bold visual statement, and it perfectly matches the dramatic energy and emotion the trio (Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) bring to the song itself, which appears on the band's most recent album 747.
In other words, this ain't your mama's Lady Antebellum.Written by all three bandmates along with collaborator Josh Kear, "Long Stretch of Love" is about facing the challenge of keeping fires burning during the long haul of an extended relationship.
As Kelley told Radio.com, the song is the most "honest" on the album. 'We're all married. True love is ups and downs. You hit, you miss. You're fire and ice," he said. 'But at the end of the day we're not going anywhere. We feel that way in our personal lives and as a band. We're going to have our ups and downs. We've been through a lot. We just have this long stretch of love. This long view of the group."
The song has a bold melodic hook that captures your attention immediately. As Haywood explains, the song began with an idea that Kear brought in that he had conceived on "this little tiny Appalachian instrument called a woodrow." As Haywood explains, Kear had this riff for the song that "kinda had this Fleetwood Mac feel" with "huge drums kind of behind it, and that's kind of the way we envisioned it when we went in to record. It really articulates the energy that we wanted for the record." And when the band plays it live, he says, "it makes you wanna jump out of your skin" because "it just has this freight-train-coming-at-you" feeling. Read more and watch the video here.
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