WATCH: Tensions Run High In Chayce Beckham and Lindsay Ell’s ‘Can’t Do Without Me’ Video
Chayce Beckham and Lindsay Ell shared the music video for their current single, “Can’t Do Without Me,” on Wednesday (Feb….
Lindsay Ell, Chayce Beckham; Photo via YouTube
Chayce Beckham and Lindsay Ell shared the music video for their current single, “Can’t Do Without Me,” on Wednesday (Feb. 2).
The seductive duet, produced by Ross Copperman and co-written by Jordan Walker, Trannie Anderson and Michael Carter, describes a couple’s long-awaited reunion. The just-released music video brings the song’s storyline to life perfectly.
The clip, directed by Matthew Paskert and filmed in rural Tennessee, finds Beckham in a Ford F150 truck and Ell in a 1964 Buick LaSabre convertible speeding down scenic back roads with heart-pounding anticipation to see each other.
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When the Season 19 winner of American Idol and award-winning singer/songwriter finally reach the same destination in the clip, they unite to sing the track together in the glow of their vehicles’ headlights.
“’Can’t Do Without Me’ is about everyday people, the people who complete them and how strong the urge is to be with them again,” Beckham told CMT. “The video for it captures that feeling perfectly as two people race down the road, eager to get to the spot where they can finally be together and feel all the feels they’ve been thinking about all day.”
“That tension is definitely felt watching Chayce and I drive around, especially as we just barely keep missing each other on the road,” Ell added. “After the car chase, the final chorus feels like the perfect payoff to finally see us in a performance scene together.”
Watch the “Can’t Do Without Me” Music Video
The steamy tune is currently at country radio and is climbing the charts with over 1.5 million on-demand streams.
Throughout the infectious collaboration, the BBR Music Group labelmates trade verses before harmonizing during the track’s chorus.
“Baby, I’m dying to catch that lighting I only find from your fingertips/ I’ve been missing and wishing to feel your kiss/ And your hands all on my skin/ It won’t be long ’til we are burning up ’em sheets/ And doing all those things that you can’t do without me,” they sing.
“Can’t Do Without Me” flawlessly showcases Beckham’s gritty country/rock vocals and Ell’s powerhouse pipes amongst a country-pop production.
At the time of the song’s release, Beckham shared his excitement over the opportunity to work with Ell.
“Working with Lindsay on this song was a blast,” Beckham previously shared. “Being in the studio with such a talented artist really took this song to another level for me.”
Ell was equally excited to work with Beckham.
“There is such a raw intensity in this song that when A&R brought it to me, I knew I had to cut it—it hit me like lightning,” she added. “Chayce, wow, did he bring it on this song. I had heard so many great things about him but he more than understood the assignment on this one.”
“Can’t Do Without Me” marks Beckham’s major label debut and follows the release of his self-penned debut single, “23.”
Ell currently serves as the host to Canada’s Got Talent and recently wrapped up her headlining Canadian tour.
Fans can watch the music video above and can stream/purchase the track HERE.
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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.