Jason Aldean is bringing his latest single, “Blame It On You,” to life with a brand new music video that transports viewers back in time with a movie-ready storyline that follows the downfall of a relationship.
The Shaun Silva-directed clip premiered earlier this week during the interactive livestream, Wolf Moon Bourbon on the Rocks with Jason Aldean. The Georgia native performed a stripped-down set and in honor of 2021’s wolf moon (the first full moon of the year) and shared the music video with fans as they watched from home.
The “Blame It On You Video” is set in the mid-1900s and centers around a young couple and the rise and fall of their relationship. Shots of Aldean performing the song in and around a dark smoky barn are interspersed throughout the clip.
“Blame It On You” is the latest single from Aldean’s ninth studio album, 9. The song is currently in the Top 30 at country radio and follows the superstar’s latest chart-topper, “Got What I Got.”
Co-written by Aldean’s bandmates Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy alongside John Edwards, Michael Tyler and Brian White, “Blame It On You” finds Aldean crooning over a breakup and realizing that he’s the one to blame for the downfall of the relationship.
“I could blame it on the whiskey/ I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t even miss me/ Gave you a million reasons, girl, not to be with me/ / Should’ve never let you go/ Should’ve never watched you go/ I could blame it on a good high/ Let it take the blame for why you told me, “Goodbye”/ Instead of missin’ you and missin’ all those good times/ Should’ve never let you go/ Should’ve never watched you go/ I could say I never knew/ I could drink around the truth/ But I can’t blame it on you,” Aldean sings on the chorus.
The song became an instant fan-favorite upon its release and Aldean says he too fell in love with it immediately.
“When I hear songs like ‘Blame It On You’ that have more of a pop side but are still killer…I always want to see what we can do with it. The demo had this really cool auto-tune in the background that I immediately knew we needed to leave in there,” Aldean previously shared. “We ended up cranking it up and now it almost sounds like there’s another singer on the song. It’s just really cool. I’ve always said that just because it’s a slower song, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be edgy. You can still have some attitude to it.”
Click above to watch the “Blame It On You” music video.