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‘Drink Her Away’ Is the Best and Worst Advice In Hayley Thompson-King’s Video

Music

‘Drink Her Away’ Is the Best and Worst Advice In Hayley Thompson-King’s Video

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It always seems like such a reasonable plan at the time, drinking her or him away, doesn’t it? While it may serve in the short run, memories have a way of resurfacing once the bender ends. And yet we still try, as Hayley Thompson-King reminds us, in her song “Drink Her Away.”

She and her band stopped into Live at Armory Sound in Somerville, MA, to record a video for the song that’s as bare-bones and still as the song’s raw nerve emotion.

“It was inspired by my overhearing of a friend’s conversation about this guy who we all knew who just kept fucking up his relationship with a supposedly good woman,” Thompson-King says of the song. “The part I heard was this: ‘Just drink her away Chuck, drink her away.’ I weirdly see myself as both characters in this song…both the drunk and the woman lost.”

The video is the second in a series of five recorded at the studio, and will appear on an LP due out in the fall. Watch another here via Vanyaland. Fine upcoming tour dates and more music here.