It is certainly a great time to be Cole Swindell. A Number 1, platinum-selling debut single; a Top 10 sophomore release; a third song working its way up the SiriusXM The Highway countdown; and now, a music video for his hit, “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight.” Yes, it is definitely a wonderful time to wake up, look in the mirror, and see Cole Swindell’s reflection.
“Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” peaked at Number 8 for US airplay and Number 4 for US country airplay, resonating with fans and showing a vulnerable side of Swindell (albeit suave at the same time) that is distinct from his laid back, “Chillin’ It” vibe. The song is, let’s face it, a booty call song, but delivered with more emotion than a blatant plea. The video depicts Swindell wandering the streets of Nashville (made evident by the lit Printer’s Alley sign in the background) while the woman he’s hoping dials his number is out for a night with her girls. The drinks are flowing, so the chances look good for Swindell … don’t they?
The video is cleverly edited into a split screen format, showing Swindell spending time alone, hoping, begging, and longing for his phone to ring while the object of his affection is surrounded by fun and friends. As the night wears on, she begins to glance at her phone, graduating from a quick look to a stare to an obvious mental tug-o-war about whether to call him to an obvious cave into her desires.
The video concludes with Swindell sitting in a diner on one side of the screen and the female lead sitting in her car. Finally she walks in a door and the scenes blend together, with the camera panning away indicating that the final split screen shot is actually a strip on the diner’s window, as the two have united. Clearly she got lonely tonight and Swindell was on her speed dial … who can blame her?
Check out the video here and download Cole Swindell’s “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” using the iTunes banner below!
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