"It's a true song for me; it's the one on the record (Barefoot Blue Jean Night) that I wrote," he explains. "[It's] about my hometown and the way that girls and their families would come to town during the summer and then they'd leave three months later, go back up North, start school. They would always leave, and there's this one girl in particular, I never saw her again."
The singer recreates the storyline using a teen actor to play "Young Jake," who falls in love with a pretty young thing who's visiting his beachside hometown. The official video will be out soon, and in the meantime Jake shares exclusively with The Boot this behind-the-scenes clip from the video shoot. Watch the making of "The One That Got Away" below, starring Jake and a few other familiar faces his fans will recognize ... including a handsome fella named Merle.