Following back-to-back No. 1 singles “Sleep Without You” and “In Case You Didn’t Know” from his self-titled debut album, Brett Young released his third single, “Like I Loved You,” to country radio on July 17. Now, the California native has a new video for the breakup tune, which was co-penned by Brett and Jesse Lee.
“Falling in love or falling out of love—those are the easiest songs to write because it’s just straight from personal experience,” says Brett to Nash Country Daily. “I think everybody’s felt both of those. Everybody’s been in love, everybody’s had heartbreak. We noticed that when we put together the 12 songs that would make the [self-titled debut] record, there was not a party song on this record. I’ve written a ton of party songs and not that there’s anything wrong with that. I think, in trying to tell my story and let people get to know me, it seemed like we should talk about things that I’ve lived.”
Directed by Phillip Lopez, the heartfelt clip was filmed in Los Angeles’ scenic Laurel Canyon.
“California is home for me, and it’s where I’ve lived a lot of these lyrics, so it just feels right to shoot the ‘Like I Loved You’ video back there,” Brett said. “I think just about everyone can identify with this song in some way. Most have us have had our hearts broken a time or two.”
Watch Brett’s new video below.