Not only is he prepping its debut – but a video clip of the song, “Holler If You’re With Me” will air during the Grammys.
The X Factor season two winner Tate Stevens is going from one big TV show to another. The country singer will unveil a new track, “Holler If You’re With Me,” as part of a Pepsi clip to debut during the Grammys, with a full music video available online immediately afterward.
“When I won The X Factor, part of the deal was getting to do this video shoot with Pepsi and Syco Music/RCA Nashville. They’ve teamed up to do this video to get America the first look at me,” Stevens told Rolling Stone when we visited him on set in a very windy Simi Valley, California. “The whole concept is just people getting together, having a big bonfire party. That’s the idea – you’re going to a Tate Stevens concert, or party, in the middle of nowhere.
To capture that feel, the producers brought in a hundred or so extras. Stevens used the crowd reactions to the song as a litmus test. “Of course the more they heard it the more they got involved, and they were singing along and stuff,” he said of the track, which he described as “an anthem-y kind of thing.”
Based on that response, he is excited about bringing the song to the stage: “It’s definitely gonna be a lot of fun to throw down live.”
While this will be the first taste of Stevens’ music fans get post-X Factor, he is not ready to declare “Holler If You’re With Me” his first single. Of four songs he says he’s completed toward his debut album, one called “Ordinary Angels” is “probably a really strong candidate for a first single. It’s got a great message behind it.”
Exciting times! Are we about to have a successful winner of The X Factor? I’m thinking so!