Brantley Gilbert More Than Miles Video: Review

Brantley Gilbert’s More Than Miles Is A Story Worth Investing In – Video Review. Brantley Gilbert may be a tough country rock star, but he’s certainly good at love songs. Take “My Kind Of Crazy” for example, from 2010. It’s songs like that that really capture the essence of people’s emotions. Also, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do“, from 2011, was another one that really hit the ball out of the park. Now, with “More Than Miles“, his latest release, Brantley sings of the agony of leaving the one he loves to go follow his dream, before realizing that he’s made the wrong decision. I read somewhere that this song was about his ex-girlfriend (fun fact: she was featured in the video for “My Kind Of Crazy“). Either way, for such an emotionally-charged song as this, it would have to have a good video, and I’m pleased with the results. The Video: Step by Step. For once I can actually say a country music video just follows the story of the song (simplicity is underrated these days), and depicts Brantley parking his truck in the drive of a motel, just outside Nashville’s city limits, almost like he can’t bear to go beyond. Though I think the sign for Nashville being right by a motel is a little unrealistic, but hey, we’ll go with it, it’s a music video! The story continues as Brantley stares at the photo on the dashboard of a girl, as shown in the lyrics, and he goes to get a room (in true slow motion dramatic style, of course). Again and again during the video it cuts back to a close-up of Brantley playing guitar and singing the song in the motel room, and we really get a little suspense of disbelief that he’s written the song in a motel room just like that. Because the video follows the song so well, it makes us believe the lyrics were written in truth (particularly given the ex-girlfriend theory mentioned above), and this is really the fundamentals of a country music video. We get shots of Brantley attempting to write songs, but screwing up the pieces of paper because he supposedly can’t write without the inspiration of his girl, he can’t focus because of the break-up. The filter on the camera is a grayish blue, and this symbolically sets the deepening mood as Brantley stares into the mirror in his room, and paces around leaning into walls and staring into space. When actually called out like that it seems a little false, but it works within the context of the video. Later, we get Brantley walking to a bar, where a band are playing, but he’s distracted by the lovers kissing and becomes contemplative. He even rejects the advances of a very attractive woman , who then seems to be approached by another guy ‘wanting a go’ as it were, and Brantley gives him the pass to go ahead. I was a little confused by this part Continue reading Brantley Gilbert More Than Miles Video: Review