Brantley Gilbert’s latest single, “What Happens in a Small Town” with Canadian country singer Lindsay Ell, has received a bittersweet video to match.
The narrative-driven clip follows young couple who notice one another from opposite ends of a red light. Through flashbacks, the duo reminisce on their happier past, at football games and high school dates. But in the end, when the stop light turns green, they drive off in different directions, sharing a bittersweet moment as they pass.
“Every word of this [song] is true,” Gilbert said in a statement. “You know, it’s not the big things that really get you when you break up with someone you love in a place like this, it’s the small stuff. That’s what tears into you.”
Luckily, the song has a happy, real-life ending: Gilbert is now happily married to his small town girl, his wife Amber Cochran. Watch the video for “What Happens in a Small Town” below: