Clay Walker is back with a new single and a new music video to go along with it.
The country star recently debuted his first music video in eight years to accompany his latest hit, “Need a Bar Sometimes.” Directed by Matthew Paskert (Jake Owen “Made For You,” Tim McGraw “Way Down”) and shot at an empty Froggy and Jeffro’s Bar in Spring Hill, TN, the clip details the loneliness of the bar scene amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s been eight years since I’ve shot a video, and I’ve got to say this was probably the most fun video that I’ve ever done,” Walker says. “When the other songwriters and I started writing, we were talking about the coronavirus and not being able to get out and spend time with our friends. Then, someone said ‘we all need a bar sometimes,’ and we knew immediately that we had to write that. There have been plenty of times when I’ve partied at a bar and times that I’ve been brokenhearted too. There’s not a line in this song that I haven’t lived.”
Co-written by Walker with Jaron Boyer, Josh Mirenda and George Birge, “Need a Bar Sometimes” blends Walker’s traditional country roots with somewhat modern production, creating a fresh new sound that fits well within his wheelhouse. Lyrically, the track is one many can relate to as Walker croons about the reasons everyone may need to unwind with a cold one.
“We all need a bar sometimes/ Lean back with a long neck on a neon night/ Somewhere you can sip and unwind/ Or hang out with the party crowd till closing time/ You might be drowning her leaving/ Or just here drinking/ But we all need a bar sometimes,” he sings on the chorus.
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Clay Walker is currently working on his 12th studio album and first with Show Dog Nashville.