Lonely Eyes by Chris Young
‘Lonely Eyes’ presents Chris Young into a different perspective, performing a country ballad dedicated to a beautiful woman, metaphorically referred as the ‘Lonely Eyes’. The song combines the deep voice of Chris Young with the soft tune of a guitar.
The video debuts with the image of a beautiful blond woman, considered the ‘Lonely Eyes’. She is represented as feverishly expecting somebody or something to happen, since she plays with a strip of her hair, she bites her lips or she touches one of her shoulders, mysteriously smiling. Her image is gradually revealed as the story of the song develops. The first scenes show her particular gestures, while the director constantly adds new details such as detail of her face or her outfit.
The focus of the director is divided between Chris Young’s solo performance on the guitar and the image of the sensual ‘Lonely Eyes’, pendulating between the two individual visual scenes. Chris Young is exclusively represented playing the guitar, while the female character is displayed waiting for his arrival on a chair or lying on the floor. In order to highlight the fact that she is lonely, impatiently waiting for him, the ‘Lonely Eyes’ is accompanied by neon lights forming the word ‘Lonely’. At the end of the video, the two characters meet, Chris Young softly touching her hand.
‘Lonely Eyes’, as the third single promoting the fourth studio of the Chris Young, is a country ballad. The classical country tempo is completed by rock and pop influences, distinguishing ‘Lonely Eyes’ among the songs included on ‘A.M.’, such as the notable ‘Who I Am With You’, the second single released from the studio album created in 2014. ‘Lonely Eyes’ was released in August 2014, being written by Jason Matthews, Johnny Bulford and Laura Veltz, recurrent collaborators of country artists such as Chris Cagle, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton or Justin Moore. The song was produced by James Stroud, mastering songs for Clay Walker and Darryl Worley.
The video of ‘Lonely Eyes’, released in December 2014, is directed by Adam Rothlein, also creating for Blake Shelton the video of ‘Lonely Tonight’ and in the cased of Tim Hicks the visual representation of ‘Here Comes The Thunder’. Similarly to the videos created for other country musicians, the American director preferred a simple background as an old room, focusing on the vocal performance of the artist and the beauty of a mysterious woman.