Brandon Davis released a new track called “Jesus and Jesse James” just a few days ago. And now, the rising country artist has debuted the music video for the track, which is bound to take listeners back to the days of the American Frontier.
In the track, written with Clay Mills and Peter Daniel Newman, Davis sings about being a little bit of an outlaw and a little bit of a saint as he tells the listener that “I got me some Jesus and a little Jesse James / Some holy water whiskey running through my veins / Working hard to get to Heaven / Ain’t scared to go down in flames / I got me some Jesus and a little Jesse James / I got me some Jesus and a little Jesse James.”
The tune, which pairs Davis’ deep southern vocals over acoustic guitars and soul-stirring steel, has the singer/songwriter admitting that his actions and personality stem from how he was raised. He also points to items “like Mama’s King James and Granddaddy’s pistol” to explain how his bloodline connects to both the good and the bad.
Davis opened up about how “Jesus and Jesse James” came about in a co-writing session at Songtown USA Songwriter’s clinic.
“The story behind this song is actually pretty unique,” Davis recently told American Songwriter, who exclusively premiered the track. “This clinic allowed me to work with a bunch of aspiring songwriters who were able to directly pitch me a chorus to a song that they’d then get to write with me as part of the course. ‘Jesus and Jesse James’ was the song that immediately stood out to me, and I was hooked on the idea.”
Watch Brandon Davis’ “Jesus And Jesse James” Music Video Below
As noted, Davis just released the music video for his latest single, and the clip is a definite family affair. Starring his wife, Destiny, and their four children, Maleah, Brantley, Granger, and Easto Davis, this adorable western-inspired visual finds Davis and his brood dressed in cowboy attire.
The Tennessee native sports a cowboy hat and leans against a wooden structure as he mouths out the lyrics to the track while his kids play various roles, including old western lawmen and cowboys. Davis’ wife and daughter, meanwhile, play captured citizens. At one point in the video, the characters have a fictional standoff in the middle of what appears to be an Old Western town, giving viewers a glimpse into Davis’ kids’ real-life acting talents.
Incorporating his kids into the mix was important for Davis, who says, “As a dad, this song hits hard for sure. It’s my job to teach my children to make good choices, but also my job to make sure they stick together and protect one another at the end of the day. I think that’s where Jesse James comes in… being ready to fiercely protect those you love no matter what.”
As for the music video, Davis said on Facebook, “This one’s just special. Special because we all got to be involved in it. I’m so excited to be able to share it with everybody. My wife killed it on the production, so big props to her for being a jack of all trades essentially, because she is. She kills it in everything… If you love the song, the music video’s just icing on the cake.”
Preparing To Release A New 8-Song EP
“Jesus and Jesse James” is the title track from Davis’ forthcoming 8-track EP of the same name. Davis said that the new EP will include some of his most honest and raw material.
“This entire EP is filled with a stripped-back country sound that brings back memories of the kind of country I grew up listening to,” Davis shared of the upcoming project. “The main theme behind this EP is just the storytelling it holds and how unique each song is. I wanted to make sure there’s something for everybody no matter what phase of life they’re in. The songs take you on a personal journey that hopefully makes you feel like it was written just for you.”
Jesus and Jesse James is due out on April 28. Pre-save or preorder the forthcoming EP by clicking HERE.
Jesus and Jesse James Track List
1. Jesus and Jesse James
2. Fell For You
3. Afraid to Fight
4. These Boots Ain’t Made for Walkin’
5. Lightning In A Mason Jar
6. Whiskey Color Eyes
7. Damn Cowgirl
8. My Heartbreak
Additionally, for a full list of Brandon Davis’ upcoming tour dates, visit his official website HERE.