Last year, Cody Jinks took his career to new heights by dropping both a country record, Mercy, and metal record, None the Wiser, with his rock band Caned By Nod.
It was a further testament to Jinks getting things done the way he wants to, which is why we’ve all grown to love his music over the past 12 years.
One of my favorite tracks off Mercy is “Hurt You,” which was written my Jinks, his wife Rebecca, and Ward Davis and Greg Jones.
It’s an intense, fast-paced song that’ll get the blood pumping, as he sings out of pure authenticity and anger.
I initially thought it to be a shot at the music industry, or the naysayers, or people who’ve stabbed him in the back, or quite possibly all three together. However, in an episode of his A Couple In podcast, Jinks said he hadn’t thought of that way, but it was definitely an interesting interpretation.
Take a look a the chorus and decide for yourself:
“I’m gonna hurt you like you’ve never hurt
I’m gonna drive your name in the dirt
You won the battle but I win the war
I’m gonna hurt you and hurt you
I’m gonna hurt you as much as I can
And watch you cry and die where you stand
I want to hear your tears hit the floor
I’m gonna hurt you
And hurt you some more.”
Nevertheless, it’s yet another song full of raw authenticity, and the music video dropped today. And believe it or not, it’s the first music video in Cody’s long and decorated career.
The video shows a girl walking into a dark church full of people, with a guitar over her shoulder. She walks to the front, where three people are sitting, and appear to be judging her.
Sure enough, there’s a surprise waiting for you…