Baker videographer Chris Davis writes song about Crestview traffic
BAKER – Chris Davis does indeed think Crestview needs a bypass, but that’s not why he wrote a song about it.
Resident Baker and professional videographer just wanted to have a little fun. He posted a parody video last week on his TikTok @ chrisd850 and Facebook Music page for Sam Hunt’s country song “Body Like a Back Road”.
There he sings “I have a job on the south side / Eglin Air Force Base / The first time I get home / the traffic puts me in my place.”
Davis’s video has over 500 views on TikTok and over 380 shares on Facebook.
“My August 24 message was: ‘Excuse my tongue! It had been a long time since I had done a parody! ‘ Davis said. “I did so much last year because of everything that’s going on with COVID that I haven’t done it for a very long time. Then I just decided to do this one, and the people who are related to it, I guess. “
Davis plans to expand the video to a minute and 30 seconds by ending the song and making a video, he said. He plans to do more parodies in the future.
The second verse in his parody is “Now I’m stopped by Duke Field / it took me about six years / I might already be home / drinking all my beers.”
Davis couldn’t do a serious song if his life depended on it.
“I’ve been doing music and stuff for a while, and honestly, I’ve tried so many times; I can’t do a serious song to save my life, ”he said. “I tried to do some serious songs, and I just can’t do it. I always had a funny element in my songs.
This is also not the first local parody Davis has done. He had already invented a parody on the Mule festival, a former Niceville festival, for an evening on the theme of “Saturday Night Live” with friends of his parents, he said.
“They have an annual SNL party at their house and the idea is that anyone who comes in has to bring a skit,” Davis said. “You can’t just go and watch. Everyone needs to be involved and do a skit. And you can imagine, we’re just regular people acting like we’re doing an episode of SNL.
Davis performed her parody at the party but never made a video for it.
“The Mullet Festival parody was Taylor Swift’s song ‘Love Story’ except mine was called ‘Drunk Story’,” Davis said. “It’s about how they met at the Mullet Festival over a glass of beer and music. It’s a bit dated because it doesn’t happen anymore. I just appreciate it. Doing this in front of people was even better. Every year I try to think of “What was a hit song this year?” Or “What song do you always hear every time you turn on the radio?” “”
He also makes serious videos. His YouTube channel, Local 850, this is where he publishes some of his professional videography work.
“This is where I talk about local stuff,” Davis said. “I go to local events and make videos about local events. This is really why I decided to do the traffic parody.
The idea came to him while he was in Niceville for a video shoot.
“I actually got stuck in that traffic on the way home,” Davis said. “Whenever I go down south I always ask my friends, ‘What time do I have to leave here to make sure I get home before it gets out of hand?’ After awhile, I’m just sitting there, stopped around Duke Field.
Davis thinks Crestview needs a workaround. His parents live in Crestview and he grew up in the area.
“I don’t mean any negativity about it; I just find the humor in there, ”Davis said. “I don’t want to look negative about the city, because I really like it. I have a business and I operate there. I love everything they’ve done, but it should have been fixed 15 or more years ago. But that’s obviously not an easy thing to sort out either. When I really start to think about it, it’s not like, ‘Oh yeah, we’re gonna do this.’
“People actually commented that the second verse should be about Destiny.”