By Kurt Wolff
Got relationship issues? The Band Perry can help. At least, that’s the premise of the video for the trio’s rising radio hit “Chainsaw.”
“Chainsaw” is the latest single from the group’s 2013 album Pioneer. Written by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey, the song got a splashy public debut last month as the confetti-laced opening number during the Academy of Country Music Awards.
At the start of the song, a guy calls a company called Love Is Shady Tree Service that specializes in tree removal — he needs to get rid of a tree that he’d carved initials alongside his sweetheart, with whom he’s now split. The receptionist agrees. “Sometimes you just gotta cut your losses and bury the hatchet,” she says.
The song’s sharp melody then kicks in as we see the three bandmates (Neil, Reid, and Kimberly Perry) driving into the deep, wet woods to find the tree and take care of business. Watch below.
The video was shot by David McClister, who also directed the group’s videos for “If I Die Young” and “Postcard From Paris.” Filmed in the Stayton and Sublimity, Oregon, the setting makes a gorgeous backdrop for the powerful song. Shots of the band performing on stage are intercut with scenes of them in the woods wielding chainsaws, staring up at the forest packed with mighty, tall trees and (at least appearing to) cut a few down.