Lady Antebellum - Love Don't Live Here

15 June Critic Jonni 0 Comments


Love Don't Live Here - Lady Antebellum |

Quite the decision today for my Thursday Revisit, but ultimately went with Lady Antebellum's debut music video because this country group has the second most viewed post on my blog, ever! Their "Just A Kiss" blog post has over 4,000 views on my blog, and you can see that it's ranked number two at the very bottom right corner of my blog. This was their first ever single, and the music video is just as good. It's surprising to see Charles Kelley fronting the group with his voice, especially as we're used to him and Hillary Scott sharing the vocals, but it definitely proves he is a strong vocalist. Watch Lady Antebellum hit the road, showing the way they organise, prepare, arrange, and perform a gig in a small venue in this music video to "Love Don't Live Here".

Lady Antebellum are a three-piece country group consisting of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood. They released this debut single way back in 2007. They formed in 2006, with Hillary Scott having been rejected from American Idol twice. Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood have known each other since middle school and the former convinced the latter to move to Nashville to pursue a career in music; they met Hillary Scott at a Nashville music club after recognising her from Myspace. They formed the group and came up with the band name after they were photographing antebellum houses. As first singles go, it's completely catchy, and I love how it wasn't until a couple of years later that they finally had an international breakthrough with "Need You Now", although it did take some time to gain worldwide exposure with the song. Now, they've been going for over a decade now and they're still bringing brilliant hits, the latest music video has a similar style to this one, what with them performing in a small venue, the song of which is called "You Look Good". This debut song was written by Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood.

The music video was directed by Chris Hicky. The group are together, hitting the road and preparing their first gig. It feels very small-towny and really endearing to watch. It's a great throwback considering nowadays social media would play an important part in spreading information about a gig.

I love how they create their own posters to give to people in the diner. That is literally an iconic part of this music video, especially as they invite the locals.

There is a performance narrative throughout with Charles Kelley taking on the lead, and it really feels like it's his show, his band; that it's all about him. I'm glad that wasn't the case throughout their career and all three are very much a part of this band.

I just love the concept overall, and it is really fitting as a debut single. However, does it really relate to the song all that much? Not at all, and that's totally what let this music video down because they could have been singing any song and it wouldn't have made that much of a difference. Regardless, the concept is great and I'd certainly watch again and again.
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