Exclusive Premiere: LJ Debuts Music Video For ‘Scarecrow’

LJ, a rising singer-songwriter and RED Creative Group signee, just released the music video for her song, “Scarecrow,” and she’s…


Melinda Lorge

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July 18, 2019

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LJ; Photo by Bo Ibbottson

LJ, a rising singer-songwriter and RED Creative Group signee, just released the music video for her song, “Scarecrow,” and she’s sharing the clip with Country Now readers first in this exclusive premiere.

The video, set in a picturesque countryside, features a child portraying a younger version of LJ. The little girl shows off her sense of adventure by wandering around the outdoors before discovering a Scarecrow inside an empty barn. After her discovery, the little girl runs out of the farm structure, and across a field, as if having an urge to escape. Footage of LJ standing in the same empty barn, while singing about leaving home to pursue her lifelong dream is also featured in a number of scenes throughout the video. The visual display comes to an end after the first chorus, which gives just enough mystery to leave fans wanting more.

LJ, who recently moved to Nashville from her home state of Texas, opened up about the concept for the video, as well as the meaning behind the scarecrow, telling Country Now, “I had these visions of leaving my town and chasing a dream since I was a little girl. The scarecrow represented that fear of never having the courage to go after my dreams. I wanted to give a glimpse of what ‘Scarecrow’ meant to me personally. People should feel like they are just getting started no matter what age they are. Dreams can manifest and the most crucial step is that first leap. When fans hear this song I want them to feel inspired with the hope that good things are coming. “

“This was my first write with my publishing company, RED Creative,” the singer added of the song, which she penned alongside Kelly Archer, Nathan Spicer and Jeremy Stover. “The idea came from a title that Jeremy Stover brought into the room. Kelly Archer helped pull out the emotions I was feeling after leaving my home town and moving to a new city to chase a dream. It was so cool to see my perspective and story put into a song – I knew it was special immediately.”

For more information on LJ, fans can visit her official website.

Check out the music video for “Scarecrow” in the clip above.

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.