Blake Shelton has returned to deliver a brand new single. Fans got an exclusive sneak peek yesterday during a behind-the-scenes video, but the full song has finally arrived, and so has its official music video.
In the mid-tempo love song, Blake sings, "I'll hang the pictures, you hang the stars/You pick the paint, I'll pick a guitar/Sing you a song out there with the crickets and the frogs/You name the babies and I'll name the dogs."
In the official "I'll Name The Dogs Music Video," we see a wedding getting ready to take place, as the camera focuses on a young man and young woman at first, preparing for the big day. But when the bride finally walks down the aisle, it's not those two, and instead is a sweet elderly couple who are tying the knot.
"I'll Name The Dogs" is Blake's first new single since releasing his 2016 album If I'm Honest. Blake explained that his new song is a "throw-back" for him, and describes the track as "traditional" country. He said:
"'I'll Name The Dogs' is a bit of a throw-back song for me. It’s traditional country with fiddle and steel and I’ve got Jimmy Olander from Diamond Rio playing the guitar solo. It brings the sound back a little more traditional for a minute, which I felt like needed to happen musically for me.”
Before Blake's "I'll Name The Dogs" was officially released, iHeartRadio and Nissan Titan teamed up to exclusively take fans behind the scenes of the visual's shoot. iHeartRadio's own Bobby Bones takes fans on the music video set, where they talked about the concept behind the clip and Blake's role.
Blake explained that for his part in the "I'll Name The Dogs" music video, he takes on the role of a wedding singer. He says, "I'm playing the part of a character, and the character is me singing in a wedding band." He jokingly adds, "You're gonna see some of the best pantomiming you have ever witnessed in your life."
Go behind the scenes of Blake Shelton's "I'll Name The Dogs" music video below.