Hunter Hayes is quite the charmer.
The 21-year-old singer-songwriter has officially released the music video for "I Want Crazy," the lead offering from his forthcoming Hunter Hayes deluxe edition set. As the followup to 2011's Atlantic Records debut, the new album will feature seven new songs, as well as re-recorded cuts from his first album as duets. Ashley Monroe and Jason Mraz have already been confirmed for the album
In the new music video, Hunter teaches us all a valuable lesson about how to handle long distance relationships. Yes, it involves doing crazy things for love, including booking a late night flight all the way across country.
"I finally get to talk about. It's one of those things…it wasn't something we had been planning," he says of new Country-pop single. "This is a song I wrote not too long ago. The funny thing with 'I Want Crazy' is [it was] part of the debut record, but it wasn't written or recorded with the debut record."
The clip begins with an emotional farewell between Hunter and his beautiful female admirer. "I don't know, maybe distance is a good thing though," she weeps. The voiceover plays like a telephone call, as the final moments stream together like a Nicholas Sparks movie. "You know, I've heard people say that," Hunter counters. "I don't buy it."
"It's different than I'd hoped," she replies, noting that long distance is never easy. "It's been three months, and it still feels like you left yesterday."
"I miss you," Hunter says. "So, random question, it's a good one, I promise. What if I just flew out there?"
She responds, "I think that's a little crazy…"
Cue the sentimenal "awww"s.
The thumping rhythm then launches into the sweet melodic syrup and Hunter's swoon-worthy vocals. If this video doesn't have the girls all going crazy, I don't know what will. The clip features the rising star reminiscing about the good times he had with his girl-next-door. Despite her being so far away (in an unnamed city), she has still stolen his heart for keeps.
"It was a part of another chapter, another time in my life. But I feel like it's the same chapter, which is why I put it on the encore edition," he says of the song. "It was just a series of things, of events, of conversations, basically leading to…I don't want to move on to the next record. I'm writing for the next record, and I'm thinking about it, but I'm not ready for it yet. I don't want to rush it. I also feel like I'm not done with this record."
"[It] says something I've always wanted to say," he explains. "Real love is crazy. When you really feel it, you get into something, and you're friends look at you like 'I don't even know you anymore.' When you get into something worth keeping, you do turn into the best version of yourself you've ever been." [Quotes via Examiner]
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