Burnin’ It Down by Jason Aldean
Creating his sixth studio album, Jason Aldean proposes a song, that combines his current country style with pop and rock influences. Hearing the rhythm and paying attention to the lyrics, the resemblance with Nickelback is obvious, yet Jason Aldean preferred a softer tone in relating about disconnected relationship and the frustration generated for both partners.
In addition, the couple displayed in the video doesn’t break up as the two lovers in “This is How You Remind Me”. In fact, arguing is what it brings them together once again, as the final scene shows: the warm light of morning makes them wake up for a new beginning in their relationship.
Similarly to the female character in Nickelback’s video, the woman in “Burnin’ It Down” takes a bath and then decides to have a talk with her boyfriend. She seems to tease his attention with every gesture: passing by, without addressing a single word; turning on the music, although he was playing the guitar; getting closer to him, without kissing him. The tension reflected by this game of desire and rational refrain is represented by the flames covering the scene where Jason Aldean and his band perform the song. The flames can destroy a relationship, but when they are controlled as in the case of the disconnected couple giving a second chance to their love story, the burning inside can be a positive feature.
“Burnin’ It Down” was released in July 2014, as a lead single for Jason Aldean’s upcoming album “Old Boots, New Dirt”. The song was written by Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, forming Florida Georgia Line, along with Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins, being produced by Michael Know. “Burnin’ It Down” is Jason Aldean’s attempt to come back in the attention of country music fans, after his success with “When She Says Baby” (2013).
The video for “Burnin’ It Down”, released in August 2014, was created by Wes Edwards. The American director is a constant collaborator of country artists, including The Feature (“Leave It All Behind”), Crossin Dixon (“Guitar Slinger”) or Randy Houser (“Goodnight Kiss”). In the case of Jason Aldean, Wes Edwards was in charge with the creation of “1994”, “Night Train” or “Fly Over States”.