Florida Georgia Line’s new video for “Smooth” is so trippy, we’re still trying to take it all in. From FGL’s Brian Kelley talking about random alien abductions at the top of the clip to the Elvis impersonator hitching a ride from the desert into Vegas, it’s one hell of a random ride.
Then there are the two fans cast in the clip who strongly resemble what FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley looked like when they first hit with “Cruise.” The duo hosted a contest to find two fans who could act as doubles for FGL in the clip, and you’ve got to admit they found some pretty convincing impersonators.
Brian says their doppelgangers didn’t need much coaching once they got to the video set.
“They had done their research,” he says. “We’ve always been very interactive with our fans, from signing autographs to shaking hands after shows and everything. So, it’s cool to let them be in our music videos and kind of reach out. We did a whole search and tried to find the best guys we could. They were great actors. They did a really good job. It’s not easy being on camera for the first time.”
Tyler chimes in with a smile, “It’s not easy being us.”
As for the two FGL lookalikes, Tyler and Brian say this is the first time they’ve seen folks dressed up like them outside of Halloween. The guys have had some very distinctive looks through the years since they shot to stardom, so there are plenty of classic FGL costume ideas out there.
Tyler says of their ever-changing look, “We like to keep everybody on their toes. We get bored quick, so you never know what’s going to happen.”
The same can be said of the video for “Smooth.” Check it out one more time and tell us if you notice anything you didn’t see the first time around.