Recording Studio Emulates an Interrogation Room in Devin Dawson’s “Dark Horse”

Justin Clough Directs Cinematic Video

Devin Dawson is among the Nashville music community’s top artists who make every gesture and thought count toward their music.

He’s dead serious about his art.

For the world premiere for the latest music video, “Dark Horse,” Dawson celebrated its debut with a secret show in Nashville on Monday (Feb. 25) at the video’s filming location, Warren Paint & Color Company. His co-writers for the song, Andy Albert and Andrew Roberts, were among the fans, representatives from his record label and other members of the local music community in attendance.

There is no telling how many fumes were inhaled during the making of the dramatic black and white piece. Director Justin Clough filmed Dawson as two characters — one as a beaten-up criminal getting charged and the other as the artist he is — to show the comparisons between putting one’s life on the line in the interrogation room and in the recording studio.

At one point during the video, the criminalized Dawson bleeds on his polygraph test.

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