Morgan Wallen tries his hand at acting in the just-released short film to accompany his viral hit “7 Summers.”
The eight-minute clip made its debut on Monday (Nov. 9) and showcases Wallen as the main character. The storyline follows Morgan and his struggle to please his father, who is pushing him to pursue baseball. Morgan, on the other hand, has a different future in mind and it all unfolds in the Justin Clough-directed clip.
Upon the release of the video, Wallen teased that the clip included a clue about the release date of his much-anticipated new album. Fans were quick to point out the date of January 8, which appears on the back of the baseball jerseys in the opening clip.
Wallen co-wrote “7 Summers” with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.
“‘7 Summers’ is a song that originally I didn’t even know if it was going to make my album or if I was ever going to put it out,” Wallen previously shared of the song. “But when quarantine first started, I was challenged to do a demo on Instagram so I put out the first verse and chorus of ‘7 Summers.’ I heard a lot of good feedback from it on Instagram, and then it started making the rounds on TikTok – I saw how much the song was getting played and how much people were enjoying it, even just the first verse and chorus. Social media played a huge part in me releasing this song, especially this early. It’s a cool thing – me being on the fence about it, then being able to put it out and get people’s feedback. Seeing the response played the biggest part in this release. I think that speaks to just how much fans mean to me and fans mean to music. I’m glad I’m getting to put it out and glad people are loving it, I can’t wait for y’all to hear the full version.”
Wallen’s latest single, “More Than My Hometown,” continues to climb the charts at country radio.