Sam Hunt’s intense new video takes on domestic violence.
The country star’s new video for his latest single, “Take Your Time,” is a departure from the lighthearted fare he served up for “Leave the Night On.” The story centers around a young mother dealing with domestic violence, as seen from both her viewpoint and an outside one.
Hunt says the song’s co-writers Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne have helped him offer a new perspective to country music.
“When we wrote for the first time, they were very open minded about going down roads that were different and their actions,” Hunt told ETonline. “That really inspired me to break down some of the boundaries that I was putting on myself as a songwriter…and they really helped me to branch out and finally find that more authentic voice that hopefully I’m on to now as an artist.”
Hunt filmed the video in Nashville with director Tim Mattia, who has a long list of video music credits, including videos for The 1975 and Marilyn Manson.
Hunt’s debut album Montevallo debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in November 2014. He is a finalist for ACM New Artist of the Year, which will be revealed on-air at the 50th Academy of Country Music awards on April 19, 2015.
He will also join Lady Antebellum on their Wheels Up Tour later this year.