Alexis Babini empathizes with those who can sometimes feel left out of the fun in the video for his single “Everybody’s Drunk But Me,” which is premiering today (Oct. 30) exclusively on Billboard.
The slow-tempo song shows Babini exposing a vulnerability that most anyone can relate to. In the video, Babini is seen sitting alone at a bar while everyone around him is in the swing of having, seemingly, the best night of their lives.
“This time of year, whether it be during Halloween mischief or an eggnog-infused holiday party, there is always someone making sure their drunk friends make it home safe at the end of the night,” Babini tells Billboard. “Everyone has, at one time in their lives, been the only sober person in the room. This song is an anthem for designated drivers everywhere. There needs to be more music out there that champions these heroes!”
He adds: “If you really want to dive deep into this song you might ask: is everyone really drunk on alcohol or is it a metaphor. Maybe everyone else is just having the best night of their lives except the narrator.”
The video was shot at Whitman & Bloom bar in Kips Bay in Manhattan and is the directorial debut of Christian Esten who works behind the scenes for the television show Impractical Jokers.
Watch the “Everybody’s Drunk But Me” video below: