Written by Lainey along with Jordan Schmidt and Josh Kear, she details her first love, her first time, and how that memory is “always gonna taste like watermelon moonshine.”
It’s easy to draw comparisons to Deana Carter’s 1996 iconic hit “Strawberry Wine” when you hear this song, and if I had to guess, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Lainey pulled a little inspiration from it.
She describes how, even though she was way too young to know anything about love, she fell hard for this guy back then and thought it would last forever as “they gave each other more than our hearts.”
But as the title suggests, she needed the help of a little clear liquid from a mason jar to calm her nerves:
“I don’t remember where we got it from I just remember feelin’ all grown up Takin’ pulls like it ain’t no thing Never told him it was my first drink But I told him that he was the one You’re so sure when you’re that young…“
Directed by Stephen and Alexa Kinigopoulos, Lainey says filiming the video brought her back to a special time in her own life, and the “young, wild, crazy love” that we all hope to experience:
“I’m so excited to premiere the ‘Watermelon Moonshine’ music video. This song is about the young, wild, crazy love that we all hope to experience.
From locking eyes for the first time, to playing spin the bottle with an Ole Smoky mason jar, to being too crazy about each other to tame it, I am so happy with how Rachel Lynn Matthews and Sam Sherrod brought the vision to life through their portrayal of their innocently passionate characters.”