Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is known for his love of pirate shirts and his ability to fill a stadium with his undeniable four-octave range. With hits such as "Dream On," "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and "Walk This Way" to fall back on, no one would fault the 67-year-old for taking it easy and just relying on his previous successes for the rest of his career. But the singer's not nearly done yet. In the video for Tyler's new country song, "Love Is Your Name," the rockstar takes on a whole new genre. Don't worry, die-hard fans, Tyler's new image won't be completely foreign to you: there's still an abundance of scarves to be found.
"Love Is Your Name," which was released in May, is the first single off Tyler's debut solo album, which is expected to come out later this year. Though he's branching out from his Aerosmith roots, there's no bad blood between them: Tyler is currently on tour with the band.
As he told People, the video encapsulates Tyler's life and career up until now. The singer grew up in a small, rural village like the one in the clip, and he also had a pet raccoon, like the boy who represents his younger self. The beautiful woman traipsing through the forest, towing his trademark scarves, is a stand-in for his muse. Tyler was clearly very pleased with how the personal video turned out. "After I saw it, I called [the director] back and I literally cried," he said.
Check out the 11 best moments of the "Love Is Your Name" music video below.
When you realize Tyler's manicure is way more hip than yours.
Always ahead of the trends.
And so is his hair.
Let it flow
When this lovely lady walks by and instantly becomes your new style icon.
Long hair, don't care.
When Tyler shows off his dirty laundry ... literally.
We're glad he washes all those scarves
When he stumbles upon this super-fun party.
The chillest summer gatherings always include outdoor love seats.
When this horse catches two people making out on a very impractical bed.
Doesn't he know it's rude to stare?
When Tyler showed his support for a woman's right to publicly breastfeed.
Nursing mothers: Steven Tyler has your backs.
When Tyler pretends to be the Goblin King for a hot sec.
Seriously, this can't be a coincidence:
When baby Tyler and this raccoon were #SquadGoals.
The friendship of a woodland creature is pretty much all we want in life.
When someone spent a ton of time decorating this tree.
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When you realize just how many scarves are in this video.
That's seriously impressive.