We aren’t sure who set the bar for country music this summer, but it’s shaping up to be one of the hottest ever. Playlists are filled with empowering anthems, steamy ballads and fun romps, and Luke Bryan, in his typical fashion, is making sure that everyone realizes sexy and sassy make a heckuva summer cocktail in the video for his new single, “Knockin’ Boots.”
Now, Luke isn’t one to shy away from showing off his signature moves, but in this video, he’s leaving the hoofing to the pros while he provides the soundtrack and the smile. Portraying the house band in what appears to be in a sweltering dive bar, Luke’s gritty groove lures patrons to the dance floor where the apparent lack of air-conditioning seems to be forgotten as the dancers create their own breeze.
After that, the only thing hotter than the implied temps is the dancing.
Never fear, though. Some unidentified savior flicks a Bic to unfurl sweet salvation from the sprinklers and the entire setting becomes a breakout scene from the movie Flashdance. And just like that, the tongue-in-cheek lyrics and Luke’s wry smile meld with these platinum-level dance moves and the mood changes, making this one of the most fun songs of 2019.
One of the great things about “Knockin’ Boots” is that it isn’t overly complicated lyrically or melodically, but it’s still so fresh and interesting that it makes for a great summer singalong at the beach, lake, or the staycation at home.