See Jamie Meyer’s Dark, But Important ‘Nothin’ on You’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Jamie Meyer's new music video for "Nothin’ on You" sheds light on domestic abuse. The video — shot in Gothenburg, Sweden, and premiering exclusively on Taste of Country — finds a young woman calling on a friend for comfort after suffering at the hands of another during a domestic dispute.
While the video tells the dark story of an abusive relationship, by the close of the clip the victim is one step closer to finding happiness again, but on her own.
"Nothin' on You" was written by Meyer and Bridgette Tatum (Jason Aldean's "She's Country"). Meyer, who splits his time between Nashville and Sweden, recalls how he was set up to write with Tatum by publisher, songwriter, guitarist and producer Johnny Garcia. The two songwriters quickly hit it off and penned what would become Meyer's latest single.
"We clicked really well and had a sexy ballad called 'Nothin' on You' written in a couple of hours," Meyer tells Taste of Country. "After texting Johnny the work tape and hearing his reaction — 'That chorus killed me, let's record the song' — I knew we had made something special!"
Meyer further explains that he wanted to create a meaningful video to go with the track. While the power ballad's chorus is catchy, the track's striking lyric paints the picture of someone taking the trouble off another's shoulder: "Baby give it all to me / You can’t take it on alone / Let me be your place / Where you can let it all fall," he sings.
"Domestic abuse has always been something I've wanted to shine a light on. Women in my family have experienced and suffered from it," Meyer shares. "We all know someone who has experienced domestic violence in all parts of the world, so I set out to make a video that has substance and can make people stand up and speak out, but at the same time be intimate."
The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus and stars actress Emma Johnsson. Shot in Sweden, they also garnered a cameo from local police in Gothenburg to help add to the storyline.
Jamie Meyer's "Nothin’ on You" Lyrics:
Heavy troubles on your shoulder / Too much space inside your soul / It’s so dark you can’t find the colors / And all your storms just wanna roll / Yeah, your livin’ in your skin / Don’t know where you begin or end / Baby lay down
With nothing on you, nothing on you, nothing on you / Nothing on you, nothing on you, nothing on you / But me
It’s been a long time since you needed / What you know my touch can fix / Don’t you want that rush, that feeling / That you know we both have missed
Let the world lose it’s mind / So you can take a little time / Baby lay down, Baby lay down / With nothing on you, nothing on you, nothing on you / Nothing on you, nothing on you, nothing on you / But me
Baby give it all to me / You can’t take it on alone / Let me be your place / Where you can let it all fall / With nothing on you, nothing on you, nothing on you
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