Wednesday, December 9, 2015
– Maddie & Tae, fresh off the success of winning a CMA Award for Best Video, released a playful video this week for their new single Shut Up & Fish
The duo goes on a fishing trip with a city slicker, played by Mason Dye, Tae's brother, who doesn't know his rod from his reel. The song concludes with Tae shooting bullets at the row boat with her brother aboard, sinking it.
"TK so gets us," said Tae, the guitar-playing synchronized harmony vocalist, of producer TK McKamy. "He's a Southern guy. He knows how serious people who fish take it... and how annoyed Maddie and I get when people don't get serious when we're out on the lake. And he's not afraid to show our sense of humor for all its worth."
"This really happened," multi-instrumentalist Maddie said. "These guys asked us if we wanted to go fishing, but they had other things on their minds. If we hadn't got a song out of it, it would've been a really good day of fishing wasted. Thankfully, TK got it, and created someone as funny as it was annoying the day it happened..."
Mason Dye will appear in the forthcoming "Vanished: Left Behind - the Next Generation," "Flowers in the Attic," "Natural Selection" and the TV series "Teen Wolf." "When we knew we were doing this," said Tae, "and we needed a guy to hit on a girl, I knew my brother was perfect. He's a great character actor, and he could completely pull off that kinda guy, even though he grew up fishing like I did."
"One of the best things about TK is he's all about having fun," Maddie, said. "He had us out in the mud, covered in fake sod behind a tree, letting us actually do more fishing than we did the day the song was inspired."
"And one of the best things about video is you can say things with humor that need saying, and it's okay," Tae said. "Our parents were all about you stand up for yourselves... You can do whatever you dream, and you don't need a boy to go fishing or be whole. Funny thing is: I don't think any of our parents realized they were feeding our songwriting."
The song went to radio on Nov. 2, following up their hit ballad "Fly."
Maddie & Tae won the BMA for their hit "Girl in a Country Song."