Cody Belew knows what it’s like to spend Christmas alone. Known for his “gripping” (MusicRow Magazine) performances and fashion, the Music City-based singer/songwriter borrows a page from his own book for his new “Christmas for One” music video, out now.
“When I originally wrote this song I was actually living through it,” Cody says. “It seems like a trivial thing, but Christmas is all about the traditions we create and keep. When you’re suddenly faced with the thought of dragging out all of those decorations and putting them up for no one but yourself to look at, it can feel like, ‘what’s the point?’ I know that I’m not alone in feeling that way and that many will go through it this year. So this one’s for them.”
The concept for the Brandon Vestal-directed video, which sees a contemplative Cody walking through a Christmas village, stemmed from the song’s first line.
“You think it’s going to go somewhere else with ‘there’s a light shining from a church,’ but you’re instantly snapped to attention with the rest of the line — ‘sitting on my coffee table / the rest of the village is packed in a box on the floor,’” Cody explains. “You get the entire feeling of the song in that one, singular line. So I wanted to actually get in that village. I wanted to force the perspective of walking the streets of a miniature ceramic village all by myself. A little bit Beetlejuice and a little bit ‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids!”
“Christmas for One” follows Cody’s single “Rodeo,” whose music video debuted in NYC’s Times Square on June 15th as the visual world premiered on CMT. On June 17th, he released his re-imagined dance version of “Neon Moon” with GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Audé, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Brooks & Dunn hit’s release and subsequent climb to #1.
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