Shane releases "My Boy" video
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
– Elvie Shane premiered the music video for his debut single, "My Boy"
as well as digitally released a reimagined sister version
of the single for daughters across the world.
The song was written as a tribute to his stepson. Directed by Peter Zavadil, the video depicts the struggles of being a hard-working American trying to make a living and being something more to someone special. Shane plays a supporting role as a mechanic in his first-ever music video.
"My position has always been that this song is bigger than just my personal story. It's about the everyday men and women who have step up to the plate as parents and celebrating that unique, selfless love," he said. "While it relates to so many, I did want this video to have a lot of personal elements because this song is my story. I really have worked at a mechanic shop and love fixing Mustangs, my father was a truck driver, I fell in love with a girl from my hometown and met my son when he was five (just like the actor)."
Families with adopted children, surrogate parents and other non-traditional family dynamics have reached out to the Kentucky native, sharing their stories and many of which wished Shane would create a version to share with their daughters.
As a result, Shane reimagined the single on YouTube and officially released its sister song, "My Girl" digitally.
Shane, who credits Steve Earle, John Fogerty and Roger Miller as his biggest influences, fuses country and soul. He first listened to gospel as a result of going to church with his family. When he came home, he heard Creedence Clearwater Revival, Earle and The Temptations coming out of the speakers of an old Ford his father would be tucked under, fixing up.
At a Baptist Revival, a young man who recently lost his lead singer heard Shane sing and immediately invited him to play with his Rock band.