I Want Crazy by Hunter Hayes
At the age of twenty-one, Hunter Hayes, a country music singer, songwriter, and musician, is already beginning to make a name for himself. Hayes was born in Louisiana and started to perform at the age of four. At the age of seventeen, Hayes was already signed as a songwriter and two years later was signed to Atlantic records to produce an album which was released in October 2010. Some of his hit singles include “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” and “Storm Warning.” On top of that, Hayes has worked with other famous artists such as Hank Williams, Jr. and Rascal Flatts. Hayes has also opened for Taylor Swift, the Flaming Lips, and Carrie Underwood.
The song “I Want Crazy” comes from Hayes’ debut album. The song was a new addition to the deluxe edition of that album and it is the fourth single from it. The song was released as a single from Atlantic Records in April of 2013. “I Want Crazy” was written by Hayes along with Lori McKenna and Troy Vergas. The music video for “I Want Crazy” was directed by ENDS who has also directed videos for The Neighbourhood. The music video was also produced by Josh Martinez, Kyle Hill, and Stephen Buchanan. It was filmed in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, and More Media was the production company.
The music video for “I Want Crazy” begins with Hayes standing in a doorway with a girl. The girl is crying and it looks like they are saying goodbye. Hayes gives her a kiss on the forehead before walking away. When the song begins, Hayes is seen playing an acoustic guitar on a bed surrounded by clothes and pictures. There are shots of the girl looking forlornly out her windows and packing bags. Hayes is also seen looking through old pictures. There are also shots of Hayes and his girl having from fun together.
We see Hayes and his girlfriend playing around with a shopping cart, trespassing so that they can throw each other into a pool, and playing with fireworks. They are also seen throwing things from a roof and evading the cops. At one point, Hayes hops into a small airplane and starts the plane up as its pilot. The video ends with Hayes arriving at the girl’s house and they are reunited.
In the song “I Want Crazy,” the singer speaks about wanting a crazy love, a love where he can’t sleep, can’t breathe, where everybody think he’s lost his mind, and doesn’t make sense to anybody else. This kind of love can’t be undone and it is lasts even across distances. The love that Hayes sings about in the song is more than “good” or even “good enough.” It is a love that is not easy and it is one where they break all the rules. Hayes wants “crazy” and invites his girl along so that they can be crazy together.