Love and Theft‘s new music video for “Whiskey on My Breath” is a poignant story of redemption. In the clip, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson are shown performing the stripped-down track together on acoustic guitars. Soon, though, the focus turns to an older man lying on his couch with a pounding head and nearly empty bottle of whiskey in his hand.

As the country duo sing “there was a little, little bit left so I picked it up and I killed the rest,” the man takes the final sip from the bottle before he gets a call from his daughter. He sets his phone down without answering it, but it’s this call from his Baby Girl and finding a photo of her on his dresser that is enough to convince himself that he needs to clean up his act, if not for himself then for his daughter.

Related: Interview: Love and Theft Talk ‘Whiskey on My Breath,’ the Eagles, Jackson Browne

After a good stare at himself in the mirror, he changes his dull razor blade and begins to clean up his apartment, which includes half empty beer bottles and whiskey.

Read our Love and Theft interview on Radio.com

 

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