The cinematic Natalie Rae-directed clip opens with Bridges walking through a Brooklyn street at night, when he stops he is elevated and appears in a room with a lonely woman watching television at night. The plot continues with him unseen but seated at a table with a man eating alone with the glow of a television behind them. Next, Leon is with a woman brushing her hair in the bathroom, as he sings the infectious chorus, “And I can’t keep letting this wave carry me away / So tell me right now / ‘Cause I keep keep seeing the signs you want me to stay.”
The video highlights the struggles of diverse, everyday people as Leon sings about dealing with the loneliness that might come by abandoning a relationship he doesn’t really want to give up.
Leon Bridges new album Good Thing is due to be released on May 4 via Columbia Records. Check out the video for “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” above.