Premiering exclusively on Country Now, this clip features Smith and Porter showing off their acting talents by playing the roles of former lovers who are lamenting over the dissolution of a relationship that once seemed concrete.
“I didn’t plan on learning how to live without you / I thought I’d found my settle down, the night I found you / We used to talk about forever, now look at what it’s come to / I didn’t just love you, I really thought you were the one too,” Smith emotionally sings as he contemplates the fate of a romance that no longer exists while seated on a wooden floor in an empty room.
On the second verse, Porter appears seated in the front seat of a car, realizing she too is having trouble recovering from the aftermath of a breakup.
“Ain’t that a dumb, truth, I never thought we’d fall apart / And I’d be the one who was left with the hurt, a whole lotta work / Just tryna undo something that felt so real / Now I gotta be the one to move on no matter how I feel, yeah,” Porter sings the pensive lyrics before the Canadian label mates join their vocals in beautiful harmony on the chorus.
Interspersed throughout the video is flashback footage shot by both artists to bring to life the positive memories that took place when the partners believed their relationship would last forever. It’s a highly relatable story that captures the happiness that people often feel when they fall in love before realizing, in the end, that they are no longer the best fit for each other.
“We wanted to make sure it felt real, honest, and raw, so we decided to capture those feelings by filming the flashback scenes of each other on a 8mm camera,” Porter tells Country Now. “Dallas and I shot all of that footage ourselves. We shot simple scenes, moments that all of us have experienced in real life with a partner like drinking coffee in the morning, sitting in the car, and moving in together. We then shot our performances separately to express the pain of the relationship ending. This video makes me feel sad in the best way. I hope it makes y’all feel that way too!”
“The music video really represents the song well,” Smith shared of the accompanying clip. “It tells the story of a couple that was madly in love and broke up in a non-contentious way. It’s not meant to be sad, but reflective of a love that isn’t anymore.”
“I couldn’t have asked for a better partner than MacKenzie to bring it to life with me, and I’m excited for everyone to check it out,” he added.
“One Two,” co-penned by Tom Jordan, Michael Thompson, Alysa Vanderheym, and Rocky Block, was released on May 27 via Big Loud Records. The track follows Smith’s 12th No. 1 career hit on Canadian Country radio with the release of his single, “Hide From A Broken Heart.” Porter is also celebrating success with her Dustin Lynch collaboration for “Thinking ‘Bout You.” The track recently spent six weeks atop the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Porter has also recently solidified her name as the first Canadian female country star this century to chart five No. 1 singles in Canada.
Smith is currently on the road for his Some Things Never Change Tour with James Barker Band and special guest Meghan Patrick. The trek also features Shawn Austin, JoJo Mason, Kelly Prescott and Manny Blu.
Be sure to check out the video for “One Too” in the clip above.