It’s not Steppenwolf”s Born to Be Wild but the video from James Blunt’s newest release, Bonfire Hearts pays homage to that one thing most of us have at the top of our bucket list, The Great American motorcycle road trip. In the video, Blunt rides across the wide open West on a customized 2007 Harley-Davidson Nightster, borrowed from Greg Pierce, a Jackson Hole Wyoming resident who also appears in the video, along with local bikers, Kevin Anderjaska, Mark Wittig and Wayne “Grizz” Dyess.
The final scene in the video came about quite by accident when newlyweds Tim and Sarah Farris arrived at the One Ton Pig to celebrate their nuptials and stumbled into the cast and crew filming the video in the parking lot. The producers saw the bride in her dress and included the couple dancing in the final edit. The couple said Bonfire Hearts has become their wedding song, and the experience was a moment that will live forever in their memory. The YouTube video has been viewed over 1 million times.
The groom Tim Farris said the couple didn’t want to obsess over the schedule on their wedding day, preferring to take things as they came, which is what led to their inclusion in the video. ”It was pretty magical,” Tim Farris said. “The best things that happen in life are things that aren’t planned.”