Russell Dickerson’s romantic new single, “Love You Like I Used To,” comes to life in his brand new video.
Co-directed by Dickerson’s wife, Kailey, alongside Toben Seymour, the music video follows the story of a couple with three kids. The husband leaves his wife a sweet note by her bedside the morning he embarks on a business trip and ends up crossing paths with another woman who appears to be attracted to him. The man phones his wife back home who is taking care of the children and once again crosses paths with the woman making eyes at him. At the end, he does not give in to temptation and winds up at home to spend time with his wife and children.
“The video is such a perfect visual for this song,” Dickerson shared in a statement. “Love changes as it grows, you have to work on it, but it’s worth it—it gets better and better with time. We had a lot of fun shooting this video in both Palm Springs, California, and here in Nashville. It was the first time we’ve used actors and actresses in a video, which was a completely new and fun experience.”
Dickerson co-wrote “Love You Like I Used To” alongside Parker Welling and Casey Brown. The singer/songwriter recently opened up about the track, revealing just how personal it is to him.
“The beginning of this song is intentionally different from me,” Dickerson explained about the song. “It makes you think it is a breakup song, but it is really a lead up to how great loves evolve and get better over time. Like all of my songs, I’ve lived it. I started dating my wife 10 years ago, and it is true—I don’t love her like I used to, and I think a lot of people will be able to relate to this song. It’s a really special song that I’m crazy proud of!”
“Love You Like I Used To” is a taste of what’s to come from Dickerson’s upcoming sophomore album, due out later this year.