Singer/songwriter Paul Whitacre recently relocated from Indianapolis to Denver, CO. Though he started playing guitar before he turned 15, Whitacre didn’t follow his musical passions until college. He hit a turning point his sophomore year, after finding faith and exploring music.
Most recently, Whitacre released his second single, “Beth.” The catchy love song is perfect if you’re looking for those true Valentine’s Day feels, and the music video for the tune, which dropped last week, will definitely make your heart smile. Filmed in Indianapolis by Unsilenced Films, the music video for “Beth” features shots of Whitacre singing and playing acoustic guitar with fellow musician Clay Langebartels (electric guitar/bass/drums) interspersed with scenes of what we’re led to imagine is a much younger Whitacre and his childhood crush on “Beth.” The video features several drone shots as well, which are awesome.
Watch the music video for “Beth”:
When we asked Whitacre about the song, he told us, “I used to always want to marry a girl named Beth because I thought it sounded good with my last name, and when I started dating a girl named Bethany, I found out she had always wanted to marry a guy with my last name, Whitacre.”
Though things didn’t work out in the relationship, Whitacre says that whenever he brings this up at live shows, people are drawn to the story. He likes writing from his own very personal stories.
“I've promised myself and my fans that I'll never sing a song that doesn't have meaning to me. I hope you find the content of my songs both challenging and hopeful. The stories attached to them have shaped who I am, and I hope you can relate to them in your own way too.” says Whitacre.
So make sure to give “Beth” a view, Whitacre a listen, and catch him live by keeping up with his tour schedule here.
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