Chris Stapleton is rendered as a Lego mini-figure in the new video for “Second One to Know,” a colorful, eye-popping montage that finds the Kentucky country singer doing battle with ninjas and ultimately slaying a dragon with a literally fiery guitar solo.
Stapleton’s wife Morgane and members of his family are also animated as Lego people, along with Stapleton’s band, including producer Dave Cobb. There’s also a cameo by Stapleton super-fan and friend Chris Pratt, who lent his voice to both The Lego Movie in 2014 and its 2019 sequel.
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Stapleton teamed up with the Lego Group and Pure Imagination Studios producer and director David Coleman (like Stapleton, a native of Paintsville, Kentucky) to make the video, which, according to a press release, took “thousands of hours of work” to create. The results are dazzling and pay close attention to detail: everything from Stapleton’s feathered hatband to bass player J.T. Cure’s glasses are painstakingly re-recreated.
“Second One to Know” originally appeared on Stapleton’s 2017 album From A Room: Volume 1. The songwriter has been performing some new songs in concert of late, including “Starting Over” and a collaboration with Brothers Osborne titled “Get Down to Arkansas.” In August, he made a surprise appearance at John Mayer’s Nashville concert to premiere their song “I Just Remembered That I Didn’t Care.”
Stapleton recently wrapped up the 2019 edition of his All-American Road Show Tour. He’s set to play Keith Urban’s All for the Hall benefit on February 10th in Nashville, and will headline a pair of stadium shows in the spring with Willie Nelson: March 14th in Arlington, Texas, and April 25th in Lexington, Kentucky.
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