Chris Janson’s latest video for his duet with Eric Church called “You, Me & The River” starts out with Eric dragging a body into a river. It is a song that Church wrote and is the first song Chris put on an album that he didn’t write himself.
Eric texted the song to Chris in the wee hours of the morning, just as he was returning from a trip To Montana. Janson told CMT, “I’m thinking,’ Hmm, is he recording this? Is he asking my opinion? I was like,’ Maybe he’s pitching?’ Who knows?”
After realizing he was pitching it to him, Chris asked Church to do it as a duet.
Janson said of the mini-movie video for the song, “It’s a big, big production video and a lot of fun. It’s pretty intense. It’s like the show Ozark or something like that. It is very, very much in that vein of, ‘Whoa.'”
Chris adds that the video is somewhat spooky, and he likes it that way. He offered, “At the end of the day, this video was a blast to make – but it was creepy too, and that was fun in a whole new way!. It was real acting. And Eric Church is a trooper, man. He said, ‘Throw a bunch of dirt on my face.’ So I covered my buddy up in dirt on a cold spring night. Like I said… creepy!”