The country guitar hero and pop star trade verses about a couple who can't get down without throwing down

By Madison Vain
Updated June 17, 2016 at 06:06 PM EDT

On Brad Paisley’s latest song, “Without A Fight,” he plays one-half of a couple who can’t seem to feel the spark unless they’ve recently enjoyed some no-holds-barred dueling. His partner? None other than pop vocalist Demi Lovato. That might seem like an odd pair at first blush, but in the video for the tune released Friday, it’s nothing but fun.

Paisley, 43, and Lovato, 23, square off in a boxing match and over the course of a few verses and just as many playful shoves, try to find a way to reap the reward without all the heartache.

“Without A Fight” is the first single off Paisley’s upcoming 10th studio LP. The as-yet-unnamed collection has yet to receive a firm due date, but the singer-guitarist has already announced that it’s A-list features include Mick Jagger and Timbaland, along with Lovato.