Better Dig Two by The Band Perry
Renowned country music group based in America, The Band Perry, released the video to the first single off their up and coming album, Better dig two. The video was released at around October last year and made its debut on CMT a month later, December 4th. The video was shot in Nashville and was directed by Whitebloom D. who did a pretty good job considering the quality of the video as well as the theme behind it. The brains behind the song’s lyrics include Trevor Rosen, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. Shane is the most outstanding of the three. Not only has she released her self-titled album, but also written songs for several other renowned musicians such as Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Uncle Kracker and Chris Young.
The very first single was produced by Rick Rubin. In producing the song, Rubin decided to take more of a mid-tempo flow. As depicted in the video, the song is simply about a female character that has fallen deeply in love with her husband. Basically, the entire song is a narration where the female character tells her husband that just in case he dies, she will follow him to grave. Hence bringing in the title of the song, “Better dig two”. This particular phrase is directed towards the grave digger. The female character tells her husband that when telling the grave digger to dig his grave, he’d better tell him to dig two since you will not be going down alone; I will follow you to the grave!
The video has a gloomy kind of setting having being shot in a creepy forest with Kimberly Perry and her fellow band mates dressed in black attire. Most expected that Band Perry being more of ‘soft’ kind of band would use a cute setting for the video as done in most of their other videos. Though quite stylish, the whole theme is rather dark and frightening.
Trying to bring out the theme of the two being in love, the video contains wedding scenes where the two are shown to be enjoying each others’ company. On the other hand, there are some pretty dark scenes such as one where the grave digger is actually digging two graves. Kimberly Perry has incorporated her lively vocals with the instrumental being quite melodious. The sound of banjos, fiddles and guitars playing in the background make the melody even more exceptional.