Thomas Rhett calls his new single a “feel good song with a sad lyric.” The bouncy “Crash and Burn” is certainly that; hints of R&B and pop influences spice up the single to make it particularly infectious.
You know, the kind of song that gets stuck in your head and adamantly refuses to leave. Yea, thanks, Thomas Rhett.
In the new video for the song, Rhett’s girlfriend breaks up with him while they are driving across a bridge, leaving Rhett with nothing else to do but jam the throttle and hop up onto the hood. Obviously. What is is there to do in that situation?
Later Rhett heads over to Printer’s Alley in Nashville, which Rhett calls “the perfect let-me-follow-you-to-try-to-win-your-heart-back alleyway.” He even pulls out a jukebox and holds it over his head, a la Say Anything.
Does Rhett win her back in the end? Well, it’s a feel-good song with a sad lyric. There’s only one way it can possibly end.
“Crash and Burn” is the lead single off Rhett’s upcoming sophomore album. It is currently at number 18 on the country charts and on its way up. Meanwhile, you can catch Rhett on tour this summer with Florida-Georgia Line and Frankie Ballard.