Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Austin Meade has dropped the video for “Lying to Myself.”

Watch the clip, which examines the modern dating scene and features a clown, HERE.

“We’re all clowns at heart looking for a place to fit in,” Meade explains about the song and the visual. “It’s fun to see the initial fall and eventual rise of the main character. I feel like I’ve been there before. Fitting all that storyline into just a few minutes was a challenge…there are a lot of hidden gems. You don’t have to take everything so seriously.”

The song appears on the artist’s Snakefarm Records‘ debut Black Sheepwhich is out now. Get it HERE. Also, the single “Happier Alone” has already racked up an impressive 5 million streams, which is a massive feat for a new artist such as Meade.


3/27 — San Antonio, TX — The Rustic San Antonio
4/16 — Manhattan, KS — The Hat
4/17 — Fort Smith, AR — The Majestic
4/23 — San Marcos, TX — Cheatham Street Warehouse
4/24 — Plano, TX — Love and War
4/30 — College Station, TX — Hurrican Harry’s
5/1 — Tulsa, OK — Cain’s Ballroom
5/8 — Oklahoma City, OK — Whiskey Chicks
5/14 — Durant, OK — Bubba’s Brewhouse
5/15 — Baytown, TX — D’s Irish Tavern
5/28 — Dallas, TX — Granada Theater
7/2 — Algona, IA — ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally

Austin Meade’s songs and stories are contradictory yet cohesive. On his Snakefarm Records debut, Black Sheep, his influences — musical and otherwise — are as varied and rich as the small-town Texas soil that nurtured his talent and yielded these 12 stellar songs ranging from multi-layered musicality and storytelling to dark alt-pop to new age and Sabbath-inspired. Thanks to his metal-and classic-rock loving dad, Meade got to see bands like Judas Priest and worshipped Whitesnake at a young age. In junior high, he related to the intense emo-rock of Paramore and Fall Out Boy, as well as the power of songwriters like John Mayer. Yet, thanks to plainspoken but deep heartland songwriters like Tom Petty, and cutting his teeth touring in the Texas and Oklahoma Red Dirt scene, Meade’s music overflows with wide-open soulfulness. He was a drummer for years, even teaching to pay the bills. Meade eventually found his true voice when he began playing guitar as a teen in his pastor father’s church. Those experiences lend both a gravitas and rebelliousness to Meade’s songs and self.

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