Out country music artist Brandon
Stansell on Monday premiered the video for Slow Down, which
features vocals from Ty Herndon.
In the video, the character played by
Stansell is picked up by a man in a pickup truck as he sits on the
side of a dusty road. When the man's truck breaks down, the pair
walk into the desert, where they find an abandoned trailer. They
spend the day practicing hitting targets with a BB gun. At night
they hug before the man goes off to his trailer, and Stansell's
character soon follows. The following day, they walk holding hands
in the desert.
“[Slow Down] is less about
taking relationships slow and more about holding onto those initial
feelings of attraction without over-complicating them,” Stansell
told TheBoot.com about the song. “So many times, people get
wrapped up in making sure that everything makes sense that they
forget to enjoy the person that is right in front of them.”
“We shot [the Slow Down music
video] over the course of two days, but every minute spent off camera
was working to set up the next shot and/or trying not to sweat to
death in the 100-degree heat of Joshua Tree, Calif. It was
exhausting, but it was also so much fun,” explained Stansell. “I
always end up picking up weird skills on set, too, and this shoot was
no exception. For example, I am now a pretty good shot with a BB gun.
I had never used one of these things before, but with a little
coaching from the talented Rich Hill, who plays opposite me, I was
picking off cans left and right!”
Ty Herndon, who came out gay in 2014,
is featured on the track.
Stansell's video for his first
John was about heartbreak.