Blake Shelton gets uncharacteristically serious in his newly-released music video for “Savior’s Shadow.” The song is a track off of his upcoming studio album, If I’m Honest.
The gospel ballad actually came to Shelton in a dream. He shared the origins of the song on his Twitter on April 8th, saying “I dreamed the song last summer … I woke up and wrote down everything I could remember.”
The music video was shot in black and white, and features Shelton simply sitting on a stool and singing while playing his guitar. It’s a beautiful and simple music video, but it pairs perfectly with the meaning of the song. Having such an understated music video puts the emphasis on the lyrics and the Shelton’s emotions.
Shelton wrote the song with songwriters Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall. The lyrics in the chorus are spiritual and pure: “Though the devil tried to break me/ My sweet Jesus won’t forsake me/ When I’m in my Savior’s shadow/ Where I’m supposed to be/ When I’m in my Savior’s shadow/ Who I’m supposed to be.”
If I’m Honest is available for pre-order now on iTunes and will be released on May 20.