Kenny Chesney takes to the sea in “Knowing You” video

See Chesney imagine his life as a fisherman.

Kenny Chesney has released a music video for “Knowing You,” from his 2020 album Here and Now.

Returning collaborator Shaun Silva directed Chesney’s video, pairing the foggy mystery of a portside town and men atop a fishing trawler with sunny scenes on an idyllic sailboat. It’s not all smooth sailing, though: The clip embodies the melancholic qualities of “Knowing You,” depicting a man ruminating on life-changing loss on the vast ocean.

“It’s such a pure song,” Chesney said in a press release. “If you listen, you can find the people you love in it. I wanted the video to have that, too. It’s not about being on a fishing boat freezing, but this pain you feel—and also finding gratitude for knowing someone who changed your life. Wherever they are, you know they’re living their best life; they’re shining and doing the same thing for someone else—and that can be in this life, or the next.”

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Chesney’s 19th studio album Here and Now arrived in May last year, following a run of singles that started with “Tip of My Tongue” a year prior. The album featured compositions Chesney penned with some of his favourite songwriters, such as Craig Wiseman, Ed Sheeran and Zach Crowell.

Watch the video for “Knowing You” here:

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