The music video for Russell Dickerson’s “Love You Like I Used To” is finally here!
In the video, Dickerson takes a creative storytelling approach, as the opening scene alludes to a relationship in turmoil with a husband seemingly leaving wife and family. The lyrics suggest the same trajectory— that of an age-old breakup song (“Girl I’ve always loved you/ Oh but something’s changed…”). Viewers then journey with the imagery and lyrics as they take an affecting turn, the single then clearly distinguishing itself as the ultimate love song— a song about the positive growth over time in relationships.
“The ‘Love You Like I Used To’ video is such a perfect visual for this song.” said Dickerson. “Love changes as it grows, you have to work on it, but it’s worth it— it gets better and better with time.”
Directed by his wife, Kailey Dickerson, alongside directing partner and brother, Toben Seymour, the video continues along the theme of the beauty in the evolution in a relationship, an ideal that may feel archaic to the modern dater with endless options at their fingertips. Shot in Palm Springs, CA and Nashville, TN, Dickerson cast actors for the first time in his video history to carry out the story that culminates with a climactic homecoming reinforcing the rewards of commitment and faithfulness.
“Love You Like I Used To,” being referred to by fans and media as “Yours 2.0”, has already amassed over 8 million Spotify streams to date, while steadily climbing the Country Music charts since its release. It’s also featured on his upcoming sophomore album due later this year.
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