Sam Hunt Reveals Somber ‘Drinkin’ Too Much’ Lyric Video
Sam Hunt's new lyric video for "Drinkin' Too Much" is subtle, simple and somber -- but as fans know, after the song ends, there's a happy ending.
Hunt wrote "Drinkin' Too Much" about his now-fiancee, Hannah Lee Fowler; however, at the time song takes place, the two were not in a relationship. The track's lyrics are hard-hitting and regretful, and the accompanying lyric video features a moon, with some of the most important lyrics highlighted in text. The clip doesn't need any sort of overarching visual narrative because the song tells the story clearly -- it's a raw apology.
"I'm sorry I named the album Montevallo / And I'm sorry people know your name now / And strangers hit you up on social media / I'm sorry you can't listen to the radio / And drive out to the place we used to get peaches down in Pelham," Hunt says in "Drinkin' Too Much," as the moon flickers and shifts. "I know you want your privacy / And you've got nothing to say to me."
The acoustic version of “Drinkin’ Too Much” lets Hunt's confessions during the chorus speak loudly: "Drinkin' too much, drinkin' too much / Since you been gone, I can't get gone enough / I'm on top of the world, I'm going down / I'm gonna drink it all 'til you're not around."
Between the time Hunt wrote "Drinkin' Too Much" and dropped it -- just as 2016 turned into 2017 -- he and Fowler reconnected. The day after the song was released (Jan. 2), the couple announced their engagement.
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