With a sly humorousness and charisma to spare, Jenny Tolman is making her opinions identified about trendy society with “Invent a T-Shirt,” however she’s doing it with a wink and a smile… and sq. dancers. It’s a enjoyable, fast-moving video from the Nashville native who made a reputation for herself along with her 2019 debut album, Welcome to the Neighborhood. And actually, who can disagree with its catchy, sing-along refrain?
Watch “Invent a T-Shirt,” then learn our interview with Jenny Tolman beneath the participant.
What do you keep in mind most in regards to the shoot for this video?
What I keep in mind most in regards to the day we shot this video was simply how a lot enjoyable everybody had! It’s so essential to me to have positivity flowing on the set, and everybody was actually upbeat and glad to be there that it actually made the day so particular. Despite the fact that it was a sweaty one — haha!
We shot this at a neighborhood barn, so there have been youngsters working round outdoors, enjoying, in order that simply added to the fun-loving nature vibe to the air that I needed to place on this video.
How does the video convey your tune to life?
Having the dwell efficiency facet of this tune with the total band, coupled with attending to have the Grand Ole Opry Sq. Dancers, actually introduced this video to life! The tune itself is so stuffed with fast and witty statements that I didn’t really feel just like the video wanted lots of fluff. However, as quickly as I heard the ultimate mixture of the tune, I checked out my producer, Dave Brainard, and I stated, “I would like dancers!!!”
So I instantly considered Marcia Campbell, who I knew by being on her WSM Radio present up to now, and the way she was a sq. dancer on the Opry. She was so sort to get the entire dancers collectively and create this second for me. It was so particular and I’ll cherish attending to have slightly piece of nation music historical past in my video perpetually!
What message do you hope your followers take away from the video?
With this video, I actually needed to painting how a lot enjoyable it’s to have the ability to chortle at ourselves. We will all get so uptight with the state of the world proper now, so I feel it’s essential to have the ability to get pleasure from a second that isn’t so heavy from time to time. I really feel like this video did such an incredible job at embodying the strain launch that I hope this tune offers individuals once they hear it.
How did it really feel to see the completed product for the primary time?
It felt so unbelievable to get to look at the video again for the primary time! It actually does seem to be you’re within the barn, dancing together with everybody. To me, it appears like a stomach chortle adopted by a giant exhale. Haha!
Songwriters: Dave Brainard, Jenny Tolman, & Invoice Whyte; Administrators: Jeremy Burchard & Dave Brainard