Long gone are the days of lyric videos consisting solely of song lyrics floating over cheesy graphics and resembling some sort of high school computer class project. Enter Native Run’s lyric video for their bouncy summer hit and first single, “Good On You” from their three-song EP of the same name.
The track is instantly and insanely catchy with a bouncy melody and simple lyrics that are clever without being silly. Points to them for creativity on the line, “Like red on a solo cup,” a subtle nod to the creator of their record label Toby Keith, and his hit “Red Solo Cup.”
For those not yet familiar with the Show Dog-Universal Music Group Duo, Native Run is a perfect union of multi-instrumentalist Bryan Dawley and his large-voiced leading lady, Rachel Beauregard. According to their Facebook, they’re better known as “the girl” and “the hair,” and it’s that not-so-serious attitude that has already won them favor with the likes of acts they’ve opened for, including Billy Currington, David Nail and Lady Antebellum.
While it would be impossible to completely liken Native Run to another act, they certainly recall some of county music’s favorite duos. Think the harmonies and aw-shucks quality of Thompson Square combined with the instrumentation of Sugarland, thrown into a blender with super-producer Luke Laird.
As you watch the lyric video, directed by Patrick Tracy, and listen to “Good On You,” it’s impossible not to smile at the catchy earworminess of the single. In fact, we guarantee that you’ll be singing along by the second listen. As the video progresses, the duo writes the lyrics on glass doors and windows and it’s pretty evident that they’re having the time of their lives as they make their way through their future hit song.