Jordan Rager toasts the guys who let his girl get away in the new video for “The Wrong Ones,” bringing its tender, tequila-fueled romance to life.
Directed by Emma Golden and filmed in one of Music City’s best loved holes-in-the-wall, the buzzy clip recreates a typical Friday night, complete with stiff drinks and a neon lit barstool convo. But it doesn’t find the Georgia native handing out cheesy pickup lines. Instead, Rager offers his girl a big-picture way of looking at all the heartbreaks in her past.
“’The Wrong Ones’ has quickly become one of my favorites and I was fortunate enough to write this with some of my good friends — Mitchel Whitworth and Brent Anderson,” Rager tells Sounds Like Nashville. “Some songs just come together really easily and this was one that was waiting to be written. From the day we wrote it, I knew how I wanted the visual to look. We shot it at one of my favorite bars in Nashville (Mickey’s) and all the extras you see in the video are friends of mine. Thankfully, Emma Golden was able to take my concept for the video and pull it together for us. The whole shoot was a lot of fun and I’m so excited for everyone to finally see it.”
“Here’s to the ones that led you right into my arms / The lonely nights, the crazy guys that broke your heart / When I think about ‘em, I just thank my lucky stars / Let’s pour some drinks, make ‘em strong ones / And raise ‘em up, here’s to the wrong ones,” goes the gracious chorus.
After making his debut with “Southern Boy” (featuring Jason Aldean) in 2016, Rager’s been a busy guy. He’s opened for stars like Kane Brown, Old Dominion, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore and others, and dropped no less than five new tracks last year — the single “Colorblind,” “Small Town Talkin’,” “Where You Been All My Life,” “Dirt In My Veins,” and “The Wrong Ones.”