Returning to the “scene of the crime,” rising country star Devin Dawson celebrated the release of a new music video for his latest single “Dark Horse.”
Dawson invited fans and industry members to celebrate the video launch at the Warren Paint and Parlor Company, which is where filming for the video took place. After viewing the clip for the first time, the California native surprised the audience with a live performance of the single.
The video portrays Dawson as a criminal in a police station, taking mugshots while police interrogating him. Near the end of the clip, the interrogation room transforms into a recording studio where the singer can be seen performing the song.
“The song is kind of like a mirror in a way where it’s like you see everything, like there’s no hiding from yourself,” he told Sounds Like Nashville of the song. “I think I needed to have the pressure lifted of writing for something to write that, to have that song show itself, to have it kind of come to me.”
“Dark Horse” is the third single and title track from Dawson’s debut album, and he co-wrote it with Andy Albert and Andrew DeRoberts.
Following a show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday, Dawson will travel overseas in March to perform shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Then, he will head back to the U.S. in April to play some major festivals like Stagecoach.