The biggest name in country music right now is Luke Bryan, thanks to a slew of singles and a huge first month of sales for his album "Crash My Party." The country vocalist released the video for his single "That's My Kind of Night" on Monday.
TheBoot.com described Bryan as "pushing the creative envelop since he burst on the country music scene," and we at Music Times would aggressively disagree. However, Bryan manages to craft a fairly watchable video for a generally stale song.
The opening is by far the best part: As the instrumentals come in, Bryan is seen lighting fire to an arrow and shooting it via bow, igniting a massive bonfire. We hoped for a second that the "Game of Thrones"-esque scene would preclude a Dungeons and Dragons-style melee that would have nothing to do with the lyrical content of the song, and therefore be hilarious and awesome. Alas, it was not to be.
If you're not into flaming arrows, you'll probably enjoy the rest of the video more, particularly the parts with scantily-clad country girls shaking it (presumably for Bryan, a reference to his previous single of the same description). Bryan, perhaps taking a page out of T-Pain's book (the R&B star is referenced during the song), sings the track while standing in the back of a souped-up Chevy Silverado, the bed of which has been replaced with plexiglass, showcasing flashing lights beneath. In other words, Kacey Musgraves and her anti-truck stance won't enjoy this video.
Other oddities include flaming boots and an exploding record player. We admit that we dig the "Kill Bill"-style shots. We'll be looking for the next Keith Urban video if we want something to push the creative envelope however.