The Shires’ video for single Guilty

PUBLISHED: 11:40 16 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:54 20 March 2018

The Shires' new single is Guilty

The Shires' new single is Guilty

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The Shires, the biggest-selling UK country act of all time, have unveiled the video to their new single Guilty.

A riot of colour and with a playful narrative, it is the perfect visual for the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire duo’s new single, which has already been described as a “toe-taping sing-a-long hit”. You can watch the YouTube video above.

Filmed on location in LA, the video sees Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes playing petty criminals carrying out crimes in a laundrette, an American diner and eventually driving off in a police car, Bonnie and Clyde-style.

Crissie said: “From the moment we read the initial concept, we knew this video was going to be a lot of fun to shoot.

“We got to act a little more in this video – I even got handcuffed by the police.”

She added: “The location for the shoot was really cool, it was set at The Pink Motel in LA which has an ’80s vibe to it, with the bold, bright colours and a slight nod to ‘Stranger Things’ which we love!”

Guilty was released on Friday, March 9 and is the first track taken from the duo’s highly anticipated third album, Accidentally on Purpose, due for release on April 20 through Decca Records.

An infectious country/pop track, Guilty was written by the band during their trip to America last year and had its world exclusive first play on BBC Radio 2 last week.

Ben said: “This song encapsulates our writing trip to Nashville back in October.

“Nashville really is a party town and there were parties almost every night, it was hard to turn down the invites.

“We were certainly Guilty of having a good time out there!”

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, The Shires’ new album, combines massive country-pop choruses and emotive words about their whirlwind journey, relationships and their time in the States.

Accidentally on Purpose also features a track written by Ed Sheeran.

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