'Drink To That' by Jake Whittaker – Premiere

25 May 2023 | 9:53 am | Mallory Arbour

‘Drink To That’ is out May 26.

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Complete with mullet, guitar by his side and a drink in his hand, Jake Whittaker raises a glass to all drinking songs and having a good time with his next single, Drink To Thatout May 26. 

Inspired by one little line in, where else, but a pub, Drink To That is an ode to having a “damn good ole time”.

“I always wanted to write a drinking song and one day, I was in the pub, and someone said, ‘I’ll drink to that’, I thought to myself, that’s a drinking song title,” Jake said, who co-wrote the song with producer, songwriter and musician Jared Adlam.

“It’s all about having fun and being silly,” the rising country musician adds. “I want people to raise their glasses in the air to this because the whole idea of the song is that there’s no real reason to drink, but we’re making up excuses to do it.”

Jake said he wanted to build momentum with each new release, and Drink To That comes off the back of his debut country release, Round Here, which caught the attention of radio and music industry personnel, alike, enjoying airplay on KIX Country, ABC Country, 94One Today’s Country and across community radio in Australia and internationally and playlisted by Apple Music.

“We’re doing some shows, having fun and we want to play these songs and get people drinking,” he said. “We just want people to have fun with it, and they can sing along with it straight away live because of the catchy repetitive nature of ‘drink to that’. They can even play a drinking game and have a sip every time I sing, ‘I’ll drink to that’.”

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The accompanying music video, which also premieres today exclusively on Countrytown, was shot by NKJ Studio and reflects the fun, party vibe of the song with many cartons of beer consumed during filming... for creative purposes only, of course.

Watch the video below or via the link here.

With a passion for live performance and songwriting, Jake's unique sound blends country influences with contemporary flair. With a background in soul, blues and funk, the South-East Queensland singer-songwriter said he’d always loved country and was now being true to himself, citing his major influences as Brothers Osborne, Zac Brown Band, Morgan Wallen, and Luke Combs.

Keep up to date with Jake Whittaker via his Facebook page here.