Brett Kissel + 98° (Photo credit: Tristan Renaud / @tristanjrenaud /courtesy of AristoPR)
Mon. May 16, 2022 3:55 p.m.
The music video is now available – see here
Country artist Brett Kissel and pop and R&B vocal group 98° have released a music video to accompany their brand new song, “Ain’t The Same.” The video clip can be viewed here and lower.
A press release noted, “The video was filmed in various scenic locations around Los Angeles and showcases Kissel’s journey to collaborate with 98° and his ongoing devotion to his children and wife Cecilia, who also inspired the song. .”
It opens by showing Kissel’s messages and a Facetime call with his Cecilia and their children, then finally showing texts from 98° member Nick Lachey. The video then features Kissel and 98° in the studio, on a bus ride through LA, performing on a stunning rooftop. The video ends by showing a heartwarming scene of Kissel surprised by his wife and children in his dressing room before a sold-out show with 98°.
The singer’s team said: “‘Ain’t The Same’ tells the story of a narrator professing his feelings to the love of his life, explaining that life ‘isn’t the same’ without her. The track also features a clever chorus that parallels the narrator’s relationship and famous couples who just aren’t quite right when they’re not together. not the same without sunshine / coke ain’t the same without rum / Vegas needs neon / tequila needs lime”, the song puts a fresh, light spin on the concept of finding your perfect match. .
“’Ain’t The Same’ also features a unique blend of pop and modern country. The single highlights Kissel’s warm, rich voice and ability to express emotion with his music. Kissel’s vocals, paired with the infectious 98° harmonies, work together to convey the joy of spending life with that special person.
“Ain’t The Same” is out now and can be streamed here.
98° have sold more than 10 million records worldwide and reached eight Top 40 singles in the United States From the late 90s to the early 2000s, the group reached the Top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 with the songs “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche), “Because of You”, “The Hardest Thing” and collaborated with the great Stevie Wonder, as well as on the hit “Thank God I Found You” (with Mariah Carey and Joe) the latter as featured artists, topping the chart, also making it their first No. 1 song. “Ain’t The Same” marks 98°’s first foray into country music and follows their 25th career anniversary.
The press release continued, “Kissel has already been recognized for other powerful collaborations, releasing a DND remix of his Platinum-certified single ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ featuring multi-platinum superstar Nelly. His charismatic personality, energetic stage presence and musical style propelled him to the top of the Canadian country music charts, with two Gold-certified albums, three Platinum (including the album version of “She Drives Me Crazy”) and eight gold discs. singles and 15 top 10 radio hits to his credit. 2019-20 has been a year of storytelling for Brett, winning the JUNO (US Grammy equivalent) for Country Album of the Year and winning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Fans’ Choice Award, at the following a record-breaking 112-date tour that reached every province and territory. In 2019, he completed two legs of his headlining tour, billed as Canada’s longest-running tour to date, selling out venues and electrifying fans coast-to-coast. The Canadian Press crowned him “the new king of the Canadian country”. The accolades continued in 2020, when Brett was the big winner at the CCMA Awards, taking home four trophies including Fans’ Choice, Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.
Kissel launched in the United States in the fall of 2019 with the release of “Drink About Me”. The music video for the song featured “Bachelor Nation” fan favorites Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick (see here). The video premiered on “Entertainment Tonight” and caught the attention of PEOPLE magazine, OK! Magazine, Bustle, E! News, and many more outlets. The music video received a major stream on CMT Music, and since its release, it has garnered over 40 million streams in the United States and Canada combined. As one of the top performers in the Canadian country music scene, Kissel is poised to become a household name across the United States. Having toured with Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley, the young artist is no stranger to performing. Kissel is currently in the studio finishing his next album, which is due out later in 2022.