The production value of this video is unreal. Tyler Childers fits a movie full of emotions into a three-minute video.
“In Your Love” is a heartfelt love song, and Tyler Childers chose to depict the lyrics through a love story of two male coal miners living in rural Appalachia.
Today Childers released a behind-the-scenes video that chats with the director and the two lead actors of the video and their thoughts on the process.
Directed by Bryan Schlam, the video was written by Silas House, a long-time friend who Childers sought out to come up with the creative visuals.
“He told me that he had written this love song, and it was really important to Tyler that an LGBTQ person write that. Our two leads are people that are important people in the queer community. And we’ve also populated the video with Appalachian actors.
The crew has just been so incredible. I feel like I am seeing people who are the best at their jobs doing their best work.”
The video is shot in Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee, in the town’s limestone mines and rural fields. The beautiful lush greenery and dark mines pose the perfect setting to depict rural Appalachia.
James Scully and Colton Haynes opened up about how honored they were to be chosen as the two leads of the video:
“It has been an honor to work for an artist that is as brave and forward thinking and courageous as Tyler is.”
The video’s storyline tells the story of two individuals getting everything they never thought they’d have and then heartbreakingly losing it all:
“To have this type of story in this genre of music is really long overdue and also very important.”
The behind-the-scenes video shows some very neat shots that went into the making of the video, along with shots of the cast and crew that made it all come to life.
While there has been a lot of talk about the video’s messaging, Tyler has always been head-on addressing the controversial topics of today.
Regardless of where you stand, watching a video that shows the behind-the-scenes of a high-scaled production like this makes you appreciate the thought process beyond the production of both the song and video.
The video footage shows that Childers was very involved in the creative process of the video. You have to appreciate an artist that is deeply involved in the vision.
Closing out his thoughts on the tune, Scully says:
“It’s giving 100 great romance songs in the American songbook.”
He is not wrong. The lyrics of the song capture feelings of a love that is so great. It reminds me of the kind of love many grandparents shared.
“I will wait for you ‘Til the sun turns into ashes And bows down to the moon I will wait for you It’s a long hard war Ah, but I can grin and bear it ‘Cause I know what the hell I’m fightin’ for And I will wait for you.”
Give it a watch.
And if you haven’t yet, check out the video itself.
The thought that went into the lyrics and the video for this single makes me so excited to see what is in store for Rustin’ In The Rain.
September 8th can’t get here soon enough.
Check out where you can catch Tyler Childers on stage.
August 2—New York, NY—Radio City Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
August 3—New York, NY—Radio City Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
August 5—Boston, MA—Leader Bank Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
August 6—Portland, ME—Thompson’s Point† (SOLD OUT)
August 10—Philadelphia, PA—The Met† (SOLD OUT)
August 11—Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion‡ (SOLD OUT)
August 13—Raleigh, NC—The Red Hat Amphitheater+ (SOLD OUT)
August 15—Charlotte, NC—Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre# (SOLD OUT)
August 16—Charlotte, NC—Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre# (SOLD OUT)
August 18—Wilmington, NC—Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park+ (SOLD OUT)
August 19—Charleston, SC—Credit One Stadium+ (SOLD OUT)
August 20—Bethel, NY—Catbird Music Festival
September 21-23—Lewisburg, WV—Healing Appalachia
September 27—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre+ (SOLD OUT)
September 28—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre^ (SOLD OUT)
September 30—Greenwood Village, CO—Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)
December 30—Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena**
December 31—Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena**
*with special guest Elle King
†with special guest Margo Price
‡with special guests Drive-By Truckers and Abby Hamilton
#with special guest S.G. Goodman
+with special guests S.G. Goodman and Abby Hamilton
^with special guests S.G. Goodman and Wayne Graham
§with special guests Wynonna Judd and The Travelin’ McCourys
**with special guest Shovels & Rope