This year, many of us have had to rethink what it means to go to church. Does it require a congregation? Will we experience that same connection in a live Facebook feed? Can holiness be discovered in the great outdoors?
Jordan Davis offers his own insights with “Church in a Chevy,” a track from his new, self-titled EP. The song shows a spiritual side of the country newcomer, who’s found breakout success with hits like “Singles You Up,” “Take It From Me,” and “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot.”
Enjoy the new video for “Church in a Chevy,” directed by Eric Ryan Anderson. Then read our interview with Jordan Davis below the player.
What do you remember most about the shoot for this video?
The think that stands out most is definitely this being the first video I have ever shot during a pandemic. I remember pulling up and thinking, “How is this gonna work?” Luckily it was a crew of three people, including myself, so it was easy to physically distance. Also, I knew with the video treatment being all outside shots and that we had rain in the forecast, I prepared myself to really nail every take so we could beat the storm rolling in.
How does the video bring your song to life?
I think it is a perfect video for the song because the sentiment of the video is exactly what we wanted this song to be. Some people’s church is a building that they go to, some people’s church is in the middle of nowhere by themselves. The great thing is both of those places are perfectly fine; as long as it’s where you feel God’s love, I believe He’s happy with any place you’re at.
What message do you hope your fans take away from the video?
I hope they take away that you can be anywhere and talk with God. Don’t view that conversation as having to be in a certain setting. He is always ready and willing to hear from us.
How did it feel to see the finished product for the first time?
I thought it was perfect. Eric has always gone above and beyond in everything we have had the opportunity to work with him on and this was no different. I knew that if anyone could pull of a amazing music video during a pandemic, it was Eric Ryan Anderson.
Songwriters: Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins; Director: Eric Ryan Anderson