CMT Blog - John Mellencamp's "My Sweet Love" Is Sweet
Remember how it feels during the first few days that you realize you’re
falling in love? A song plays in your head, your feet feel lighter, you stroll
casually through the world as it flies by. I tend to forget, but watching John
Mellencamp’s new video “My Sweet Love” featuring Little Big Town’s Karen
Fairchild brings it flooding back. I’ve never heard the song before this week,
but since it reminds me of that specific moment, it feels familiar. It’s one of
the most refreshing videos I have seen in a while.
There’s a lot to like. It feels understated, not at all over the top, but
it’s still fun and draws me right in. The grainy, old film look and the
sing-along style subtitles are modern but classic at the same time. That’s
probably also a good description of John right now, and it fits perfectly with
the song which is simple, but deeply textured. As I try to listen and type, I
find myself staring at my keyboard, transfixed by the music. I love it when that
happens, although it’s not so good for getting work done.
But my favorite thing about the video has to be that it feels real — the
chemistry of John and Karen, the way the camera moves, everything. And now I
remember feeling like that, with a song stuck in my head and a sense that I was
in the place I needed to be. Walking around aimlessly with someone special,
dodging bicyclists and wanting to jump on a motorcycle and just ride away…
HERE to watch the My Sweet Love video online.