The video was shot at Nashville venue EXIT/IN, where the band built a private pop-up skate park and held some socially distanced skating sessions while they performed.
Starring in the video is Tennessee-born skateboard pro Jake Wooten, winner of a number of tour events including the Tampa Pro Concrete Jam Contest in March 2019, the Vans Park Series Americas Continental Championships Men’s Finals in July 2018, and the Huntington Beach stop of the Vans Park Series tour the same year. You can check the new video out below.
“I was extremely into skateboarding when I was a teenager growing up in Nashville,” explains Cadillac Three frontman Jaren Johnston, “but there were literally no public skate parks. We had to brave the Capitol or Legislative Plaza downtown in hopes that we could get a good day in without getting arrested.
“It was amazing to team up with Red Bull and the EXIT/IN and build a skate park during the pandemic. Even cooler to play “Bridges” in a video with incredible skaters including pro Jake Wooten. What an experience!”
“It was a really great experience to get to work with The Cadillac Three on set,” adds Wooten. “Being inside of a music venue that has such history while they were jamming out on a ramp built inside of it is as unique as it gets. I’m stoked that they were able to connect me in with the story the song told. I’m sure none of us will forget the experience.”
“Bridges” is typical of the slinkier, funkier direction the band took on Tabasco & Sweet Tea, the second of two albums released by The Cadillac Three in 2020. “My dad played a lot of Tower Of Power,” Johnston told Classic Rock. “And when I was a kid playing drums I was really into funk and groove-oriented stuff. If Tabasco & Sweet Tea had horns all over it, it’d be a hillbilly Tower Of Power record.”