Chris Janson Debuts Cautionary New Video
When Chris Janson was filming the video for his rising hit "Better I Don't," the Missouri native was asked by the clip's director, Wes Edwards, to do a little dance in front of a bank of LED lights.
"It’s a huge, almost green screen of flashing things behind us, and I’m dancing [in] silhouette, just doing my moves," Chris says with a wide smile. "I’m pulling the Elvis and the Carl Perkins out. Wes said, 'Just go up there, act crazy and be yourself.' So I close my eyes, dance and karate kick."
Filmed at Nashville nightspot 12th & Porter, the video spells out exactly the things one shouldn't do in certain situations, following the lyrics to "Better I Don't" word for word.
"It's all 'Better I Don't' moments, like don’t pick a fight in a bar. We act it out as best I can," Chris says, adding that he enlisted the people the song is about for the shoot. "I’m getting all the real people. Like in the first verse, I'm getting my buddy John, the guy who asks me, 'Why don’t you drink?' He's in the video with me. And my wife is the girl I’m looking at. It’s as true to life as possible."
Well, hopefully except for the part about getting arrested!
For more on Chris, pick up the April 8 issue of Country Weekly, on stands this weekend.