Nashville-based country-pop singer Devin Dawson
is partnering up with Baeble to premiere the acoustic video for his heartbreaking single "Secondhand Hurt." Shot in all black and white, the stripped down version brings us back to the roots of the song and lets us feel the emotional impact of the lyrics, yet it doesn't lose its foot-tapping qualities either. Dawson's slightly raspy voice goes great with a simple acoustic guitar, as he sings about the sadness of breaking someone else's heart.
"'Secondhand Hurt' is one of the most honest and interesting perspectives of a breakup song I've ever written. It came from such a real place and is a real story that - oddly enough - both my co-writer, Will Bowen, and I were both going through at the same time," Dawson shared. "Writing this song helped me make sense of such a complex feeling and helped me get through a relationship that caused such a low season in my life. Although we didn't decide to go for the ‘stripped down' vibe on the official recording of this song, I was very keen on penning a version that brought the song down to the root of the concept, showcasing just me and an acoustic guitar. With this interpretation - where the lyrics and the emotion rise up and shine though - it allows the listener to feel every subtlety of every word."
The song is off of Dark Horse,
Dawson's debut album set to arrive on January 19th. Preorder it here