I have to admit after watching Brad’s new video for Beat This Summer, it wasn’t what I expected. I figured it would be young twenty- something’s with their perfectly toned bodies frolicking on a beach somewhere, then there would be a shot of a bon fire and they’d be sitting on a tailgate wearing cut off jean shirts and flannel shirts over bikini tops… you know… the typical summer song video. But this video is precious.
It starts out with a young boy noticing a young girl. With a Ferris wheel spinning in the background, he starts scheming up ways to break the ice. In the end, he buys her an ice cream cone, and that seems to do the trick.
The young lovebirds spend the afternoon playing carnival games, riding roller coasters and playing around in souvenir shops. Even though their time together is going to be short, these two kids know how to make the most of their day.
After playing in the waves and running on the shoreline, ( well there was still frolicking on the beach) the boy shows off his romantic side again. He plans a candlelit dinner on the beach for his new girl, completely with a teddy bear and wine glasses — filled with milk, of course. Before their night draws to a close, the young couple takes a ride on the carousel and the girl kisses the boy on his cheek.
It’s in the last few seconds of the video that you realize the entire storyline is supposed to be a flashback to one of Brad’s former flames. As the boy watches his summer fling drive away in her mom’s car, the screen cuts to a full-grown Brad Paisley staring off into the distance.
If you’re wanting to stare at Brad Paisley, this isn’t your video, but it’s family friendly and I like that!