Zac Brown Band have released their new video for “‘I’ll Be Your Man (Song for a Daughter),” and it certainly is an original one.
The song is all about holding on to your daughter as she goes through life. Initially, viewers are shown an appropriately sentimental series of scenes between Brown and his young daughter. Then, things seem to take a rather strange turn.
“‘I’ll Be Your Man” was directed by Diego Pernia, who also produced the group’s recent three-part “Remedy” video series. While clever in theory, the inclusion of a rather unbelievable romance and strange, mystical fireflies makes this clip fall flat.
Still, the song itself is a sweet and thoughtful ode to the bond between father and daughter.
In a special behind-the-scenes video, Brown revealed the personal connection he has to the song. “Since the minute I knew I was gonna have a daughter, I’ve been preparing myself to have to let her go,” he explains.
“There’s no greater honor than to be a father to a daughter and to know that love — to have unconditional love and to be able to be their man until they get older.”
“I’ll Be Your Man (Song for a Daughter)” is the fourteenth song on Zac Brown Band’s most recent full-length release, Jekyll + Hyde. You can catch the group on the road through the end of the year. A full list of upcoming tour dates is available at their official website.