In a world where music videos have become full-on blockbusters, an animated version of a country superstar playing for adoring crowds and fighting villains in between may not seem exceptional. That’s the basic concept for Brad Paisley’s “Crushin’ It” video, which he released last month—but there’s more to it than that. “I’m the kid whose math test was covered in doodles,” tells EW as he explains the video, which features caricatures of himself and other country stars as superheroes that he drew himself. “I’m most comfortable not just being class clown, but the guy in the back of the room drawing naughty pictures.”

Paisley gave EW the full rundown about how the video for “Crushin’ It,” off last year’s Moonshine In The Trunk, came about:

Check out the video for “Crushin’ It” below.