Well, here’s the thing: Starting in 2021, I am no longer confining myself to any specific Genre be it in music, literature, cinema or any type of popular culture. For years I’ve pandered to an audience in the hope that I would get some type of Interaction happening on this modest little site. Well, that didn’t happen so fuck it.
I found myself in the mood for some country music and so naturally I fired up my current favorite song: 7 Summers and I don’t give a damn about what controversy Morgan Wallen may have started it’s the woman in the video that has my attention.
|As you may h)ave noticed during the beginning of this video, Morgan seems to strike out during a baseball game. We later discover that this was, what is assumed to be an important career-making game (or not. I don’t fucking know. We then see an African American male, sitting next to a white woman who is sitting next to Hannah (Our Protagonist). Why is this important to note? Because a steadfast rule in film-making is that you NEVER show anything that isn’t integral to the narrative.
After Morgan strikes out the man in the bleachers looks at Hannah and shrugs his shoulders with a sympathetic look. Who is he supposed to be? Her brother or just an all-knowing empathetic friend? Hell, even the white woman who is sitting in the middle l;\ooks at Hannah with an: “Oh-Well, Better Luck Next Time” Expression.This pivotal scene was subsequently removed from the Short film:What happened to the Black Man? They just Blotted him out altogether. Even though later we see that Hannah is a woman of color as she lays on the grass in the baseball field next to Morgan when she kisses him. So yeah it’s about inclusion and I ain’t mad at it. Besides, it’s a good song. Then there’s Chris Stapleton, what can I say other than he possesses a soulful sound that is weathered by whiskey and song offering the listener a simple refrain that actually allows the melody to dictate the song’s flow and feel. Oh, and may I add that guitar riff is what REALLY hooked me?
I would LOVE to hear Josh Stone or Melissa Etheridge do a cover of this song.