California native Devin Dawson released the video for his second single “Asking for a Friend” earlier this week. The song is the follow up to “All On Me” which was gold-certified and the debut from his critically acclaimed album Dark Horse.
The concept of the single has had an ambiguous meaning since it’s debut. The lyrics tell a story of a man, who is asking for forgiveness, but it is unclear whether it is for himself or actually for a friend. Set in Dawson’s signature black and white, the narrative visually showcases the angst the main character (played by Dawson) feels, as he longs for his broken relationship, but lacks the courage to apologize. In fact, Dawson multiples himself, playing each representation of a friend in the video. The stylistic and almost futuristic vibes of the video entices the viewer to continue to watch the story unfold.
When asked about his music video for “Asking for a Friend,” and his knack for storytelling, the singer-songwriter passionately shared in a recent press release, “I will always be a lyric guy at heart and nothing makes me happier than watching those words come to life.”
Dawson proved that he is a “lyric guy at heart,” as he has utilized his platform to create a YouTube series called “Asking for a Friend – Answered”, where he gives advice to fans on any issues and conflicts he or she or a “friend” might have. Find his newest installment below.
The singer does not currently have any future shows planned for New Yorkers just yet, gets back on the road with label mate, Brett Eldredge on the Long Way Tour; however, take a look back at our review of Dawson’s opening set from the first leg of the tour back in May.
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