Dirt by Florida Georgia Line
Generally, mud is associated with a negative perspective, such as filth or mess, but in the case of “Dirt” mud is in fact the link between the couple displayed by the country duo Florida Georgia Line. Mud is the symbol of earth, a way of making a living in the case of the male character, who is a farmer. Mud is also a positive feature for the female character, being present in every happy moment spent together.
“Dirt” starts with the speech of an old man, appearing to be a sensitive speech held to a funeral. The man plays with a pink tarnished cap, while a flashback directs the attention of viewers to the love story of a young couple. She brings him lunch, both ending to play in the mud and tenderly kiss. Their marriage is as well an unconventional one, dirty being present there too on the hands of the bridegroom, aiming to catch his bride.
Wings of time are so fast, the young family has five children, joyfully playing in the yard. Later their children become mature persons and marry, having in their turn children. But death chooses to take her away, leaving the old man remembering the happiness felt. Into an emotional gesture, all members of the family including the little granddaughters, cover with flowers the grave of the beloved wife, mother, grandmother or mother-in-law.
The end of the video is a sad one, but an obvious one: the old man covers his head with the old pink cap and starts walking on the same path where they used to walk. Will he die too or will he continue to live? The director creates an abrupt ending, since death isn’t precisely important, but their love story and the “dirt” that connected them for so long time.
“Dirt” is the first single of Florida Georgia Line created for their upcoming album, still kept under secret. The new song was launched in July 2014, considered to equal the performance of the successful “This is How We Roll”. “Dirt” was written by county singers Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins and produced by Joey Moi, as well a close partner to the country duo.
The video for “Dirt” was directed by the British director Nigel Dick, famous for his collaborations with Oasis for “Wonderwall”, Celine Dion for “Falling into You” or Nickelback for “Never Gonna Be Alone”. Released on July 9, the video of “Dirt” was also implied as a part of social campaign dedicated to fundraising, in order to support low-income families.