Chris Bandi Drops Stunning Music Video For Poignant Track, ‘Would Have Loved Her’
Chris Bandi is showcasing his sentimental side with “Would Have Loved Her,” a touching musical tribute to his late grandfather….
Chris Bandi; Photo by Sarah Paravia
Chris Bandi is showcasing his sentimental side with “Would Have Loved Her,” a touching musical tribute to his late grandfather.
The heartfelt song finds Bandi sharing a message with his late family member, gushing over a new love interest.
“She’s from a small town just like you/ She’s got a smile that could light up the room/ She’s pretty as a halleluiah/ But don’t let it fool ya/ Cause she’ll dance when she drinks/ And she’ll say what she thinks/ She makes me a better man like you did/ I miss you and wish you could just meet each other/ Cause I bet you would’ve loved her/ Dad I bet you would’ve loved her,” he sings on the chorus.
As the song progresses, Bandi shares a similar message with his loved one, however, this time, he references his daughter.
“She makes me a better man like you did/ I miss you and wish you could just meet each other/ Cause I know you would have loved her,” he sings.
Bandi co-wrote the poignant song alongside Zach Kale. After realizing they had both lost loved ones, they knew they had to write “Would Have Loved Her” together.
“’Would Have Loved Her’ was such a special song to write,” says Bandi. “I had the idea on my phone for a while. I wanted to write a song about my grandpa who passed away a few months before I met my girlfriend. I brought the idea into my good friend Zach Kale and he told me that his dad passed away before he met his wife. We both knew what we needed to write that afternoon. We definitely had some people looking down helping us that day!”
Bandi recently shared a music video for the song as well. Directed by Dustin Haney, the cinematic clip was filmed alongside Middle Tennessee’s Caney Fork River and features Bandi performing the song on a baby grand piano.
“Would Have Loved Her” is featured on Chris Bandi’s just-released, self-titled debut EP. Available everywhere now, the project boasts seven songs, including his hit, “Man Enough Now. “
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