Breland has shared new single “Cross Country” and an accompanying music video that imagines his life in a different timeline.
The clip, directed by James Larese, begins at a pivotal moment in the country artist’s life—when he first uploaded his breakout single “My Truck” online—and depicts an alternative reality. The differences are stark: the musician relaxes in a fancy restaurant and prepares for a massive headline show, while the other Breland listlessly holds down a dreary 9 to 5 job and starts a family.
“I wanted to have a song that could be titled “Cross Country” and come at it from a slightly different perspective,” Breland explained to Rolling Stone. “I feel like this song did a good job of getting a concept across of hey, I’ve been all over the country physically, trying to find this sound and a place where I can sonically say, ‘This is my home. This is where I belong, and this is how people will recognize me.’”
The singer shared his self-titled debut EP in early 2020 before following up with Rage & Sorrow, a three-track release that arrived on time for Juneteenth.
Watch the clip for “Cross Country” here: