Chris Young just released the music video for his latest single, “Drowning,” and it’s his most heartwrenching video to date.
The emotional clip opens with a shot of Young holding a photo of his late friend Adam Carnes, the man who inspired the song’s touching lyrics. Stunning performance shots are then intermixed with clips of people holding photos of their loved ones, making for an extremely touching and tear-inducing video.
“I’ve been so amazed at the reaction to this song,” shared Young. “I wrote it with two friends as a moment of healing and had no idea it would touch so many people before it was even chosen as a single. The video, combining so many personal moments alongside a live performance, totally embodies that and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
Young makes his directorial debut with the “Drowning” music video, co-directing with Native 31 Films Producer and Director Jeff Johnson. To make the clip even more special, the people shown paying tribute to their spouses, children, parents, siblings and friends are Young’s fans, not actors. The singer/songwriter and his crew captured the footage at the Richmond, VA date of his Raised On Country World Tour 2019.
The beautiful performance footage, which showcases fans raising their phone lights to light up the arena, was captured during Young’s recent headlining performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas where his performance of “Drowning” was dedicated to the victims and survivors of the Route 91 Harvest Festival tragedy.
Anyone who has ever lost someone they love and relate to the touching song, which finds Young reminiscing about someone who was “taken way too soon.”
“So tonight I’m gonna pull out pictures / Ones with you in ’em / Laugh and cry a little while reminiscing by myself / I can’t help at all but think about it / How you were taken way too soon / It ain’t the same here without you / I’ve gotta say, missin’ you comes in waves / And tonight I’m drowning,” he sings throughout the chorus.
The deeply personal song follows the success of his latest single, “Raised On Country.” Written by Young alongside Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, “Drowning” is at country radio now.