Country up-and-comer Tenille Townes has released a touching video for her latest single, “Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking).”
The clip features the Townes performing in a high school gymnasium while singing about the sudden loss of a loved one: “How does the sky change in a minute? / How do You keep this big rock spinning? / Why can’t You stop a car from crashing? / Forgive me, I’m just asking.” The visual also features shots of an empty classroom and letters stuck to a school locker.
“[The song] was inspired by an incredible group of people in Grand Manan that I had the pleasure of getting to know,” Townes said in a press statement, which explains the origin of the song and its title. “They had just been through a horrible tragedy where five students from their high school had gotten into an accident and one of those students, Danielle, passed away. I sat in the gym, watched Danielle’s parents award her honorarium scholarship and on the wall of the gym was Danielle’s jersey.”
An acoustic version of “Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking)” first appeared on Tenille Townes’ 2018 EP, Living Room Worktapes. She previously dropped the single “I Kept the Roses” in April.
Watch the video for “Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking)” here: