Alex Williams is back and better than ever.
He just dropped a fantastic, and country as hell, studio album Waging Peace on Friday, his first in five years after putting out his debut called Better Than Myself in 2017.
The latter was put out under Nashville major label Big Machine, and this sophomore record is an independent release.
He previously put out the single “No Reservations” in the lead-up to release day this past Friday, and today, we’re extremely pleased to premiere his new music video for “Rock Bottom.”
He sets the scene at Pendleton Correctional Facility’s Conjugal Visitation Room, in his hometown of Pendleton, Indiana.
The film noir tells a similar story of that in the song, with a prisoner feeling the weight of hitting rock bottom, paralleling how Williams felt in the thick of his alcohol and drug addiction as he was out on the road battling the temptations of touring.
He poignantly sings in the song:
“don’t know why the darkest roads are the easy ones to follow”
And it reflects a very personal story about how his own wife stood by him in his darkest moments, similar to what you see in the video.
Alex says he co-wrote it with Mando Saenz, and it serves as a reminder that sometimes, you need someone else to lean on when you feel like you’re at rock bottom:
“Another song I wrote with my friend/songwriter Mando Saenz.
This one just came out of nowhere and basically describes how someone else can pull you out of the trenches and stand beside you through the darkest of times.”
Make sure you check out the new video: