Editor's video pick: Kenny Chesney's 'Come Over'
I think I just watched the sexiest country music video ever.
Whoa, is it just me, or is Kenny Chesney pretty hot?
Warning: If you suffer from materialism, this is just the video for you.
Kenny Chesney has a boat. Not just any ordinary boat—a yacht. Dark shades, dark cowboy hat, tight black tee (have mercy!). I haven't seen this much tension and fire between two people since Chris Isaak's Wicked Games.
A regular Google image search does not do him justice—he knows how to carry himself. On top of that, if you are familiar, he wants a certain someone to "come over." Set in grayscale, this seductive video has an introspective Chesney pleading for the female lead's attention. The female lead is a striking brunette (not the expected blonde, ahem, Renée Zellweger). We rarely see her wear clothes, and with a body like hers, why should she?
He's romantic and attentive, and you watch them share sweet moments of intimacy—and some raw ones. Lots of skin and even more glimpses of passion enlighten the audience about their magnetic chemistry. This is a baby-making ballad, right here.
Even if you aren't a fan of the song, the video conveys any messages lost in translation. This is about past feelings and the longing we have all faced for someone special. His pleading is actually more vulnerable than it is desperate, and his singing possesses a sweet yearning. Ladies everywhere may fall for Chesney in this video, because he combines the forces of romance with the sexiness of a cowboy.
This video "Come Over" is up for Music Video of the Year for the 2012 Country Music Awards. Each contender has brought his or her original depictions of their music, and it'll be some solid competition. Who do you think will take the award home? Chesney has sure given everyone a run for their money on the sex appeal front.
Can't wait to find out!