By Amanda Wicks
Maren Morris hits the highway in her new music video for “80s Mercedes.”
Canadian music video director Alon Isocianu, who has also worked with Kelly Clarkson, shot Morris’ newest video. They used a green screen to achieve a more animated look while Morris and her sweet ride remain grounded in reality. She cruises down sunset-drenched highways and through electric streets at night in her 80s Mercedes accompanied by two friends. And of course she’s got the white leather jacket on that she references in the song.
Morris said about the video, “’80s Mercedes’ was a music video in my mind from the day we wrote it. I wanted the visuals to feel really neon, hyper stylized and fun. Like a graphic novel on acid. Alon’s vision matched the song perfectly and I couldn’t picture a more fitting representation of the song!” She achieved exactly that.
Morris also made good on a promise she made to a childhood friend by including her in the video.
“80s Mercedes” appears on Morris’ studio debut Hero.