It takes risk to get involved with someone on a romantic level, but rising country star Travis Denning is up for the challenge in his new cinematic video for “After a Few.”
Directed by Justin Clough, and shot at Beer Sellar in Nashville, the moody clip draws similarities between the art of gambling and “rolling the dice” on love. Denning, who makes his acting debut in the video, goes from tossing his money into the pool of a poker game to trying his luck on a blonde haired beauty. As the separate storylines unfold, his character gains more confidence, and, in turn, raises the stakes despite the possibility of losing everything.
Near the end of the clip, Denning’s character goes all in on both the poker game and the girl by putting all of his chips in the pot, and leaning into his love interest in hopes for a kiss. Footage of the budding artist showcasing his guitar skills is also worked into the clip for good measure.
“This video was so much fun to make, mainly due to the fact it was my first time acting in a video. Whether I did a good job or not is debatable,” Denning said in a press release. “But Justin Clough nailed the idea and the storyline. I think the big gamble of the poker game along with chasing the innuendo with someone that you love for all the wrong reasons go hand in hand when it comes to the emotions.”
Denning co-wrote “After A Few” with songwriters Kelly Archer and Justin Weaver. The track follows his Top 40 debut single, “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs.” Denning recently wrapped his first headlining Heartbeat Of A Small Town Tour and is set to perform at the 2019 CMA Music Festival. He is also currently in the studio working on his debut album.