“Maybe distance is a good thing,” Hunter Hayes‘ pretend girlfriend says to him over the phone at the start of his new music video for “I Want Crazy.”
“I’ve heard people say that,” Hayes responds. “I don’t buy it.”
Filmed in St. John, New Brunswick (Canada), Hayes explained how the video is supposed to embody a fun, summer vibe despite being shot on a rainy 40 degree day.
“This was my first time getting to shoot a video with a storyline,” he said in a behind-the-scenes clip (below). “This was my acting debut. This is my first time really getting into a character. It was awkward to act with someone I never met.”
But, Hayes got the hang of it pretty quickly.
“I relate to the song because I wrote the song,” he said. “I’ve totally been there in some form or fashion lived something like this.”
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