Michael Ray has shared the music video for his fast-rising single, ‘Whiskey And Rain’.
The music video, directed by Sean Hagwell, draws on 90’s elements as it moves back in time to an evocative tavern on a stormy evening, and features Ray joining multiple characters from all walks of life until closing time.
“I wanted the video to feel familiar to anyone who watches it, and I think we accomplished that with a throwback to a honkytonk,” Ray shared with SiriusXM. “But more importantly, I wanted to show how heartbreak can open you up to genuine connections with other people. If you’re already feeling vulnerable, maybe you’re more likely to be a listening ear for someone else, or maybe it makes it more important to champion other folks who are doing well. Opening yourself up to that can help ease your own heartbreak a little faster.”
Ray is confident that this next chapter is his best work to date, with ‘Whiskey And Rain’ delivered to Country radio earlier this week.
“I’m very proud of and grateful for everything we’ve done over the last decade, but this is the music I originally came to Nashville to make,” Ray explains. “I think fans will get a better idea of who I am as an artist. And when we can get back to live shows, I hope they’ll come out and sing it with us.”