On the heels of his current Top 25 and climbing single, “Everywhere But On,” and his debut multi-week #1 Platinum smash, “Prayed For You,” Matt Stell is also giving fans a brand-new track, “If I Was A Bar” and innovative music video out today! Stell premiered his video earlier today and had a chance to chat with his fans on YouTube Music ahead of the premiere.
Following current social distancing guidelines and utilizing locked off camera shots, the hilarious and unique new video was filmed at Nashville’s Fleet Street Pub with only 3 crew members, including director Dustin Haney, and no co-stars. The shoot saw Matt playing 13 different characters – personalities such as “cool guy Matt, “post-breakup Matt,” “drummer Matt,” “bartender Matt” and more.
“It was so much fun,” says Stell. “We basically took different aspects of my personality and turned them up to eleven for this. Doing it reminded me of some of my favorite scenes in my favorite movies.” For behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot, click HERE (credit Midtown Motion).
“If I Was A Bar” is written by Dan Isbell, Zach Kale and Jonathan Singleton and the song is produced by Ash Bowers and Matt. The video shoot and its imaginative technique has been profiled by Forbes.com, who says “Matt Stell has used the current coronavirus pandemic as a time for creativity. The country newcomer, who celebrated the success of his debut single ‘Prayed For You’ hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart last year, has spent quarantine working on new music and his acting chops, as can be seen in his innovative and humorous new music video, ‘If I Was a Bar.’”
This is not the first time the singer has gotten creative in the COVID-19 era. Penned Up, his 8-week Instagram-live series, had Matt and fellow songwriters Lindsay Ell, Jameson Rodgers and a weekly special guest, sharing brand-new songs they had individually written that week. He is also the featured guest on the “Surviving The Music Industry” podcast on June 18. Fans can catch the in-depth conversation HERE.
For the latest updates, be sure to check out mattstell.com.
ABOUT MATT STELL: Matt Stell is poised for a next-level year after a break-through 2019. Milestones continue to add up, with multi-week No. 1 Platinum-certified hit, “Prayed For You” being the ONLY debut artist single in 2019 to top the Billboard Country Airplay chart (for two consecutive weeks), also notching the top spot in Country Aircheck/Mediabase. The highly acclaimed track, written by Stell with Ash Bowers and Allison Veltz Cruz, has accumulated 198 million streams and counting and is featured on his Everywhere But On EP. The year also marked his Grand Ole Opry debut (April 27) and the launch of his philanthropic initiative, the Give A Damn Foundation, raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Doctors Without Borders, the Humane Society, and more. Stell made his primetime, network TV debut on ABC’s summer reality series “Bachelor in Paradise” and kicked off 2020 with a performance on “Good Morning America.”
He’s come a long way from playing college basketball for Drury University and making the choice to head to Nashville instead of Cambridge, MA where he was accepted into Harvard University’s Extension School Pre-Med program. Following his dream of writing and performing, the 6’7” Center Ridge, Ark. native and self-taught vocalist and guitar-player made the move to Music City in 2014, landing a publishing and management deal with Wide Open Music and a record deal with music industry powerhouse Barry Weiss’ RECORDS/Arista Nashville. Stell has received “Ones To Watch” shout-outs from multiple partners, including Vevo DSCVR , Music Row’s Next Big Thing, The Boot Artist To Watch, Sounds Like Nashville New Country Artist to Watch, CMT Discovery Artist, and YouTube Music Artist on the Rise.https://www.countryschatter.com/2020/06/matt-stell-releases-new-track-if-i-was-a-bar-along-with-innovative-music-video/New ReleasesPress ReleaseVideos"eVERYWHERE bUT oN","If I Was A Bar","pRAYED fOR yOU",dan Isbell,Forbes.com,Instagram,Jonathan Singleton,Matt Stell,youtube,Zach Kale