Chase Rice takes a few steps toward the ocean as gentle waves crash and reach the shore. He features a quote by late novelist Wallace Stegner: “It should not be denied… that being footloose has always exhilarated us. It is associated in our minds with escape from history and oppression and law and irksome obligations, with absolute freedom, and the road has always led west.”
That’s how Rice opens the music video, directed by Kaiser Cunningham, for his latest single that marks the first offering from his latest project. Rice released “Key West & Colorado” last month, following months of stirring anticipation on his social media channels and playing the song live for audiences on Kane Brown’s tour. Rice premiered the music video on Wednesday (August 10), chronicling the real-life road trip he took from Key West to Colorado that inspired the song:
“Somewhere between Key West & Colorado/ I found God in a gold Silverado/ Had to get a little lost, to get a little found/ Learned you can’t find love if you can’t slow down/ Somewhere between that sand and the snow/ Salt in the air and salt on the road/ Finally let myself let her go/ Somewhere between Key West & Colorado”
The song aims to tell the “story about a man trying to figure his life out – trying to figure out his past, trying to figure out his satiation with the breakup that he had or the woman that was in his life that he lost – and the trip that he took to help him along that journey,” Rice previously explained in a statement.
The country singer-songwriter told iHeartRadio earlier this month that “Key West & Colorado” launches “a whole new chapter” for his music. “It’s just a whole new phase in my life that I'm so fired up to get out there. It's just much more real and raw and how I'm best at making music. And ‘Key West & Colorado’ was just the tip of the spear on that.” Rice said he hopes his upcoming album, which doesn’t have a release date as of publication time, will be “timeless.” He plans to release a few other teasers and singles in the coming months as he gets ready to join fellow country artist Jason Aldean on tour in the fall.
Rice will be performing during the 2022 Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 24th. Fans can tune in to stream live via iHeartMedia radio stations throughout the country across more than 150 markets, and watch via an exclusive national television broadcast special on The CW Network in October. Find available tickets here.
Watch Rice’s “Key West & Colorado” music video here: