Country superstar, Hunter Hayes becomes a cartoon character in his new animated music video for his third single of 2018, “One Shot.”
Penned by Hayes himself, this upbeat record entails how a night out with some alcohol can go from enjoyable to embarrassing after having one too many. The amusing and imaginative video paints that picture quite well.
“I started with one shot / To have a good time / Everybody knows how easy one can turn into five,” sings Hayes in the chorus.
In an exclusive quote for Billboard, Hayes explained, “I really wanted the video to portray the humor in looking back at some of my most embarrassing moments and highlighting the fact that it’s really okay to not take yourself so seriously.”
The entertaining music video follows Hayes’ character on a night after night drunken downward spiral until he receives a series of text messages from his manager saying, “Double H, I got u. ONE MORE SHOT.. Meet at the label in 15 minutes. Don’t blow this.” Hayes’ character immediately pulls himself together and hops on his pet llama to his meeting.
Differing from the animated video, earlier this month, Hayes released a vertical music video exclusively for Spotify, which followed him down a street in Nashville singing along to “One Shot.” The singer-songwriter high-fived, danced and took a shot with a few strangers before heading into a bar.
In addition to these two videos, Hayes recently began a mini-series on his YouTube channel, titled “#NoFilter.” #NoFilter is a “to tell the truth” style drinking game in which Hayes features different special guests in each episode who takes turns with the Grammy award-winning singer, presenting statements that the other must determine as true or false. A wrong guess results in the guesser having to take – you guessed it – “One Shot.” The first episode featured Hayes’ friend and fellow singer-songwriter, Dave Barnes. Featured in the second episode, was Stoney Creek Record’s rising country artist, Lindsay Ell.
Hayes even began a secondary series from #NoFilter, titled “One Shot at a Time”, to show his fans how to throw a party, how to entertain guests and choose the right playlists, but most importantly, how to make his favorite drinks.