Devin Dawson Delivers Haunting Visuals for “Dark Horse”

Devin Dawson Dark Horse

Photo by: Tyler J Conrad

About a month after the one year anniversary of singer-songwriter Devin Dawson’s critically acclaimed debut album Dark Horse, the singer-songwriter released a music video for the title track. Arguably the most vulnerable and revealing song on the record, Dawson delivers haunting visuals for his autobiographical song.

In his signature black and white, the music video for “Dark Horse” begins with Dawson covered in dirt and bruises, getting his mug-shot taken at an old-school, 1920s police station. Treated like a criminal, he was escorted to an interrogation room, where he was forced to take a polygraph test. It seems as though the singer-songwriter had to both suffer and prove his truth, as the lyrics of the song are a testament to who he is as a person. He appears to pass the polygraph test, and the visuals shift to present-day, more clean-cut version of Dawson, in a recording studio booth, belting the meaningful words into a microphone, while people watch him through the window. The video, which was directed by Justin Clough is a testament to Dawson’s message to fight for your truth and stay true to who you are, regardless of the consequences or the adversity you may face. Check out the impactful video below.

Dawson just wrapped up his extended, ‘Stray off Course Tour,’ with country newcomer, Jillian Jacqueline this month. We were lucky enough to catch his show at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom last month, where the singer played “Dark Horse,” as well as every other song off his debut LP. Next, Dawson travels to Australia for a series of the shows with artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Combs. To keep up with Dawson, head to and follow him on Instagram and Twitter.


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