Casey James – “So Sweet” Music Video Plus Album Song Reveal (VIDEO)

Casey James long awaited self-titled album comes out on March 20.  In the run up to it’s release, a song a day will be revealed on various websites.  Here’s a list of when and where each song will be revealed.  Today’s song is “She’s Money” and it’s at USA Today.

Also, here’s a new music video for Casey’s song “So Sweet”.  

  • Anonymous

    I love how funky She’s Money is, and how unexpectedly gritty So Sweet is in this video.  Casey continues to delight me. 

  • http://twitter.com/swansteel swansteel

    Not bad. Actually pretty good. 

  • Anonymous

    So Sweet sounds amazing.  I’m so excited for this album.

  • Incipit

    I didn’t know there was a second single coming, but this is an OKfine choice, IMO – he sings it well, but I really like the video, because from 3:19 to 5:14, it’s Casey playing the hell out of that guitar – and it sounds ‘so sweet’! IDK how much of that would be on the single or if there is a radio edit, but it is finest kind on the video.

  • Anonymous

    Casey’s guitar playing is so amazing, I’m already thinking ahead to his 2nd album: Casey Live!

    Is it March 20th yet?

  • LVD

    I am not sure this is the next single, I am sure Casey shot more then one song that day. 

    Wow, this is completely amazing. Casey at his finest, he makes the guitar weep. 

  • aidancash1

    I dont think it is really caseys next single just a video to go with the sing. He needs a fast track for summer

  • Anonymous

    BNA’s rollout for Casey is really smart. I think it is building buzz. I also think the fact that they’ve done three vids for Casey now – the official, the Drive acoustic and now this studio one with his band – well, BNA is showing IMHO that they are really invested in Casey.

    Now the music. Both “She’s $$” and “So Sweet” show the breadth of this guy’s talent. Casey knows exactly the kind of music that suits his voice -he is never going to sing opera arias but he doesn’t need to. His husky, mellow tone curls around these songs and brings them to life. He’s got emotion in that voice – he’s singing these songs with real passion.

    I also am pleased at how he’s wrapped all his musical influences into these songs. I hear classic rock in that beginning lick of “She’s $$”. There’s definitely a strong hint of blues in “So Sweet”. And he’s also smart enough to center both songs in the mix of what “country” music is at the moment.

    And don’t get me started on that guitar solo at the end of “So Sweet”. WOOOOOOO…

  • Anonymous

    I saw Casey live a couple weeks ago in an acoustic set and it was just a taste of what’s coming – and I can’t wait for this album to arrive. When I first heard clips of grainy video of She’s Money I didn’t love it, but the album version is great and so is So Sweet. I still hope his next single is Drive because I think it will be a perfect summer travel song and it’s a more hard-driving Casey so the fans can hear the breadth of Casey’s musical styles and influences. I hope he gets a chance to appear on American Idol this year.

  • Anonymous

    Prediction: he will be the most successful from Season 9 ten years from now.

  • LVD

    Now the music. Both “She’s $$” and “So Sweet” show the breadth of this guy’s talent. Casey knows exactly the kind of music that suits his voice -he is never going to sing opera arias but he doesn’t need to. His husky, mellow tone curls around these songs and brings them to life. He’s got emotion in that voice – he’s singing these songs with real passion. 

    I like the way you describe Casey’s voice! She Money also sounds fantastic they have done a great job with the studio recording of that song. It is very close to the live version but there are also some nice touches that they have added to the song. 

  • Incipit

    EmmaCT, I think you may be right – he’s already the most successful from Season 9 for me, although I had hopes for Siobhan. Though ten years can make a difference in what’s popular on the music scene, that kind of skill on the guitar has always been in style. IMO.

  • mchcat

    I really like this one too – I went back and watched a couple of his AI performances – I can’t belive how ugly Simon was to him – if he had sung like this on the show he probably would have won

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

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  • HotHotHot

    I’m really looking forward to this album! Love everything he’s putting out so far. Go Casey!!!

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t watch his season so this is the first song I’ve heard from Casey … and wow, what beautiful voice. I’m a fan. 

  • Anonymous

    Yes!!! He made the guitar weep. Dayum, Casey you never cease to amaze me! 

    MJ: According to Shari of the Casey James Blog, this will NOT be the next single. It was mislabeled on the Idol site and should (will?) be corrected. I’m also rooting for
    “Drive” to be the next single.

  • Anonymous

     “If he had sung
    like this on the show he probably would have won”

    On the contrary, I never wished he would win. With the reputation of winner and runner up being rushed to get their product out, this could well be more of a blessing.

  • LVD

    According to Shari of the Casey James Blog, this will NOT be the next single. It was mislabeled on the Idol site and should (will?) be corrected. I’m also rooting for 
    “Drive” to be the next single.

    Okay good to have that confirmed, I was pretty sure Casey shot a few song videos on the day he shot this one, therefore it cant really be an official video. It is just some live performances. So Sweet is absolutely amazing here, but for the summer a fast upbeat song would be a better choice, and his current single is still rising on the charts, so there is no need to announce new singles. 

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    I love the fact he took his time and is putting out some real music from the soul. You can’t get that kind of guitar break off the shelf, thats some real heart there. Hoping he does well! 

  • Anonymous

    I think Casey was very, very happy on where he went out. His brother even said that 3rd place was the sweet spot-about the same amount of name recognition with none of the strings or expectations.

    CaseyJ was cast as the hunk fodder in S9, IMHO and I think he’s been underestimated ever since. I think it’s pretty clear with a song in the top 40 for going on 7 months now, that he’s already surpassed the winner and runner-up’s success. But I honestly think he’s just getting started.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, good. I have my heart set on “Drive” for his second single. I’m really looking forward to the CD cut of this tune. Though I’m thinking that the acoustic version is never going to be topped.

  • Anonymous

    So Sweet and She’s Money are both just fantatic songs.  He is great, and IMO hands down the hottest guy in country music.  Smart label roll out for album.  This album is going to be a hit IMO.

  • Anonymous

    love this video! love his voice! 

  • Anonymous

    Casey sounds so good in this video and I love what he has done with this song! The guitar part is so smokin!

  • LVD

    Mark Cowart þ @mark_cowart :
    First of a handful of Casey James videos I directed for Sony just released on the American Idol website!
    I cant wait for more of these videos! 

  • Anonymous

    More vids? Wow! That’s great news. What a roll-out!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I like the 2 songs that have been revealed so far.  I hope this album does well for Casey.  It’s been a long time coming but I think it’s going to be worth the wait. 

    This is great strategy to promote the album.

    Thanks mj!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t get enough of this. I initially thought it to be an official video until I reached halfway & realized it is actually a live performance, ultimately during a rehearsal. I hope this gets close as the CD recording cos it’s damn hot! I get a feeling I won’t remorse the huge shipping fees I paid for the CD LOL

  • Anonymous

    I’m especially excited for his Ellen appearance. Casey was a
    hoot on his 1st one. Any bet on what song he will perform? I’m hoping for Drive
    but it is very likely LDCIAN as it’s still sloping up steadily on charts.
     

  • larc

    There aren’t many guitar players around who are that good!  If Casey couldn’t sing a note, he could probably make a name for himself just playing.

  • Anonymous

    the Caseyfest is just beginning. been waitin soooo long for all of this.  i’m in HEAVEN!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, man. That live video of So Sweet is AMAZING. I hope the album version is at least close to this performance. He sounds great and that is some tasty guitar playing right there. And yes, I really like his voice (I’ve always said it sounds like honey over sandpaper with a splash of bourbon ;) ).

    I’m surprised at how much I like She’s Money. Mansfield is right about the Doobie Bros reference. :) It has a very old school Southern rock vibe to it.

    I”m so happy at the way BNA is doing the promo for Casey and the album. It seems like they have a lot of faith in him as an artist.

    The two Idol albums I’m most looking forward to, Casey’s and Haley’s, are coming out soon, so color me happy.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, LVD! I guess the guy inspires me! LOL

  • Anonymous

    The two Idol albums I’m most looking forward to, Casey’s and Haley’s, are coming out soon, so color me happy.

    Me too. Love your taste. Somethin’ about being third on AI? ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/lila_825 April

    I dont know if it is just me, but Casey sounds like Charles Kelly from Lady Antebellum.

  • Anonymous

    It’s said below that “if he had sung like this on the show he probably would have won”.  I remember the show, and I agree.  The thing is, he couldn’t sing like this then…except for ‘Jealous Guy’, which was not enough to convince people.  He has learned how to sing every song like he did ‘Jealous Guy’ , and he is really great now! 

  • aidancash1

    Its amazing how when these contestants get songs they wrote or they picked that suit them how much better they can sound. Especially when they arent singing 30 year old songs. Casey always had a great tone on idol but he had a little vibrato and that is gone now. He has really improved vocally. A lot of that is just confidence. I have always thought casey had the goods and these songs are just proving it. But idol is what it is and you have one song a week to make an impression.

  • sagi

    I think that with time and exposure Casey James could become known to be included amongst the greatest guitar players, like Jimmy Hendrix, Slash, BB King, Jimmy Page, etc. He is madly skilled on that electric guitar. It comes from someplace inside him and even with no vocals I could listen to him play guitar all day! But I like when he sings at me too!

  • aidancash1

    Casey also got very lucky. He didnt win and he wen tinto the whole thing when talking to a record label with a vision. They gave him the time to make sure the music was right. When your at Caseys age that was so important because that might of been the last chance to get on a label. He is a star. Whether that happens with this album or a little down the road who knows but everything is there. And you dont see these kind of contestants who dont win like this all the time on idol.

  • Anonymous

    Caro3278sweet:Me too. Love your taste. Somethin’ about being third on AI? ;-)

    Ha! There may be something in that. ;)

    I don’t know what it is about those two, but it seems like the music comes pretty organically to both of them; Haley with her jazz and Casey with his blues. It sort of flavors everything they do. And they both have some kind of throwback vibe in their own ways.

  • Anonymous

    Any bet on what song he will perform? I’m hoping for Drive but it
    is very likely LDCIAN as it’s still sloping up steadily on charts.

    He will perform LDCIAN. Saw it on All Access

    http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/103470/casey-james-to-release-debut-album

  • Anonymous

    it seems like the music comes pretty organically to both of them; Haley with her jazz and Casey with his blues. It sort of flavors everything they do. And they both have some kind of throwback vibe in their own ways.

    I so agree. All their influences flow thru them and it does give both of them a throwback feel – but in a great way. You can hear all the music history they have in their heart and gut and yet, you still see how they’ve made it their own, they’ve added their own twists and made it fresh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dona-DiBiasi-Charnell/1258905204 Dona DiBiasi Charnell

    Amazingly talented!  Can’t wait for So Sweet to single on the radio! Casey’s debut CD is sooo worth the wait! mine comes this week! :)