Co-written with Andrew DeRoberts, Lay calls the slinky new blues-stomper “deception and flirtation at its best,” all about a guy who’s willing to let his gold-digging girlfriend believe he’s got cash to spare — when really he’s flat broke. But that careless attitude comes back to haunt him in the track’s vintage-themed video.
Directed by Tim Nackashi and featuring one dazzling, uncut sweep of the camera in pure-Goodfellas style, it finds Lay descending into the gritty underside of the Hollywood’s paper-mache glitz. He arrives at a house party gig and promptly scoffs at the self-important setup, only to lose his girl (and his car) while performing beside a quintessential Californian pool … all while the seedy single plays on behind him. Check it out in the video above.
The Jackson, Tennessee, native now has a number of singles under his belt and is often celebrated for his solid workmanship onstage, but recently had to postpone the remaining dates of Brantley Gilbert’s Fire’t Up 2020 Tour as the coronavirus outbreak heated up. In the meantime, he’s still connecting with fans via social media live events.