The Scott Brothers from HGTV’s Property Brothers (yes, those handsome twins) have taken on a new project, but it doesn’t involve a hammer and nails. Those things have been replaced by a guitar and some singing.
Drew and Jonathan Scott released their first-ever country music video for “Hold On,” a song written for the HGTV special, Property Brothers: Home on the Ranch, in an effort to make the show more authentic to their childhood. The considerable attention the song and video for “Hold On” have received has caught the brothers by surprise. “We did not realize the song would hit as well as it did,” Drew says. “It’s insane. We thought of it as something fun for our show, and it’s taken off.”
The Scott Brothers are no strangers to attention. With four shows on the popular HGTV network, a line of outdoor furnishings that sell on QVC and a recently released book, Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House, it’s a wonder they even have time for the things they love, including sushi, movies and playing sports. “But,” Jonathon adds, “we would never do something we don’t love doing. And we don’t like to call it overachieving, we like to call it driven.”
While “Hold On” is a sentimental ballad about that heartfelt feeling of returning home after having been away for a while, their second single, “Let the Night Shine In,” is a party song about finding fun in any situation. Or as Jonathan puts it, “It’s a get-off-your-ass-and-dance song.” Drew adds, “Anytime we have a couple of minutes down, we don’t want to sit around. We want to get out and do something we’ve never done before. Try something new. That’s the whole premise of the song. And it’s fun.”
The video for “Let the Night Shine In” was shot in a hip downtown Nashville hi-rise building and was recently released. Check it out below.
The Scott Brothers grew up on a ranch in a little town outside of Vancouver, British Columbia, where they’d sit around the campfire singing songs and strumming guitars. They say their progression to country music was a natural one, sort of a tribute to their family and how they grew up. “We love music and always have,” Jonathon says. “We’ve been playing and singing our whole lives. But as we got busy in our adult lives, we realized we’d stepped away from the things we really love.”
So are they going to vacate HGTV and leave those fans without adequate home renovation ideas? Jonathan assures us, “We aren’t going to abandon our shows. Our shows are still our first priority. But if our fans love the songs, we will write more!”
Photos by Aaron Crisler