Midland Make a Grand Escape in Retro ‘Drinkin’ Problem’ Music Video
Who could use a good old-fashioned police chase? Midland, a rising country trio native to Texas, bootleg moonshine and just barely escape the fuzz in a fun music video for "Drinkin’ Problem."
The storyline adds a touch of excitement to the mid-tempo jam, which focuses on alcohol mending the broken heart: “People say I got a drinking problem / But I got no problem drinking it off / They keep on talking, drawing conclusions / They call it a problem, I call it a solution.”
Midland bass player Cameron Duddy directed the retro music video. In an interview with Sounds Like Nashville, lead singer Mark Wystrach seems proud of the band’s final product.
“It’s really special to be making a music video for our project that is our heart and our soul and everything we got,” Wystrach says. “We gathered our friends, family and even the kind folks at the Lockhart police department for a video that’s really going to bring the essence of Midland out.”
"Drinkin’ Problem" was written by the three members of Midland, as well as Nashville hit songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. The song has received more than 1 million plays on Spotify and is the lead track on the band's eponymous 2016 EP.
Says Wystrach: “[The song is] talking about something that’s real, but it’s told in a way that it can be tongue-in-cheek, depending on how the audience experiences it.”
Midland will join Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for their Soul2Soul World Tour later this year.