Filmed in the historic Ocean Way Nashville recording studio and on the streets in Ann Arbor, MI, and Nashville, TN, the music video for “Light Me Up” features real-life couples expressing their love. Produced by the brother and sister team Cy Abdelnour and Maria Abdelnour alongside Nashville-based filmmakers Dace and Mohr, the video lines up Bush’s live, full-band performance with vignettes of couples interacting.
The anthemic love song was co-written by Bush and Jesse Rice (“Cruise”) and shows a different side of the multi-faceted artist.
“‘Light Me Up’ is about what it’s like, as a man, to be loved by a woman,” Bush explained to People. “You can’t unlearn it. You can’t go back and forget it. This love changes us forever, and I wanted the song and the video to celebrate what that feels like.”
“Light Me Up” is the follow-up to Bush’s Top 20 hit “Trailer Hitch,” and both songs are featured on his critically-acclaimed debut solo album SOUTHERN GRAVITY.
This coming week, Bush will be the focus of Cumulus Media’s first-ever NASH TV Films’ documentary. Walk Tall: The Journey of Sugarland’s Kristian Bush airs early September in 80 markets nationwide in partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group. For a list of markets with airdates and time, and to view the trailer, visit http://www.nashtv.com/.
Bush is currently on tour and teamed up with Rita Wilson for a show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles last week (8/27), which benefited ACM Lifting Lives. Upcoming tour stops include Panama City Beach, FL (9/5), Decatur, AL (9/11) and East Meadow, NY (9/12).
For tour dates and more information, visit www.kristianbush.com.