Jeremy Ivey has shared the new single “Things Could Get Much Worse,” which got a tongue-in-cheek video treatment.
In the clip, Ivey—properly kitted out in a hazmat suit—attempts to go about a regular day busking, exploring Nashville and having a beer. The irreverent video takes on a more serious and heartfelt undertone when you learn that the musician contracted and recovered from COVID-19 earlier this year.
“I don’t write a whole lot of positive songs, but I try to have one per record at least,” Ivey said in a statement. “So this [is] my positive message for the world. These are the good old days no matter how bad they seem. Just remember, life could be a lot harder than it already is. This song was written in about ten minutes, this is our first take in the studio and the video was shot in a couple hours. All in the moment and off the cuff, the way it should be.”
“Things Could Get Much Worse” is the second track to be lifted from Ivey’s upcoming LP Waiting Out the Storm. This follows his debut album The Dream and the Dreamer, released in 2019.
Waiting Out the Storm will drop via ANTI- Records on October 9. Watch the clip “Things Could Get Much Worse” here: