Just shy of a month since Walker Hayes dropped his Fancy Like remixed duet with Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Kesha, comes the bougie music video.
Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Rehman Ali, and produced by Magic Seed Productions, the music video features Hayes and Kesha, as well as Hayes’ wife as one of the dancers.
Hayes says, “This song came out of a conversation about the misconceptions that celebrities or artists live a lavish lifestyle, and it’s important for folks to know that’s not necessarily true. I’m truly about as fancy as Applebee’s on a date night, so creating a video celebrating the simple moments in life — like watching a movie or drinking box wine — was important to us. Kesha and I each bring our own versions of Fancy Like to this, and I love how it came together.”
During the pandemic, Hayes and his family decided to make TikTok videos for fun, creating dances for several songs from his EP, Country Stuff including the title track and I Hope You Miss Me. The video for Fancy Like, which features his oldest daughter Lela, became a popular meme and a viral hit through TikTok, having been viewed over 11.5 million times and received more than 490,000 likes and over 4,700 comments.
Hayes told Forbes, “I had no idea this was going to happen, and I think that’s what’s so powerful about it. It was just my daughter and me on a Sunday afternoon, spending time in this journey of parenthood, daughterhood and life. She was like, ‘Hey, Fancy Like needs a dance.’ And we just kind of zoned in on each other, created it, and posted it.”
Fancy Like was written by Hayes with Cameron Bartolini, Shane Stevens, and Josh Jenkins, and produced by Hayes with multi-GRAMMY Award winner Shane McAnally and Joe Thibodeau. The song is the fifth single from his six-song EP, Country Stuff, which features collaborations with Jake Owen, Carly Pearce and Lori McKenna.
Fancy Like reached #14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, becoming Hayes’ highest-charting single to date. It currently sits at #7 on the Countrytown Music Network Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart – and peaked at #6.
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