“Neglectful,” “selfish,” “liar,” “alcoholic”–those are just some of the words haunting the main character at the center of Rascal Flatts‘ new music video for their single “Changed.”
The video stars actor Charles Esten, best known these days for his role as Deacon Claybourne on the TV drama Nashville. In “Changed,” Esten plays a guy carrying some serious personal baggage, which is deeply affecting his relationship with his wife and daughter. But as the video shows, not every person who’s sinking winds up at the bottom–some can, with enough willpower, support, and self-awareness, face their demons and work to turn their lives around. It’s a video that starts out tragic but is ultimately uplifting.
“This video treatment best captures the emotion and depth of the lyrics,” said Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus. “It tells the story of a man on the brink of despair, who is ultimately saved by the ones around him, who love him the most. In that, he finds the strength to forgive himself.”
Rascal Flatts begins their summer Live & Loud Tour in Jones Beach, N.Y. on May 31, with special guests The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope.