Contrary to the title “Heartbreak Song,” Mickey Guyton’s new single isn’t as sad or devastating as most breakup songs should be.
In fact, “Heartbreak Song” is quite the opposite. The newcomer has made it the answer to her debut single, “Better Than You Left Me,” about a breakup with a former boyfriend who suddenly wanted her back after a milestone in her career, which was singing for the President of the United States.
As Mickey explains in the video, the song idea came to her while she was touring with Brad Paisley last year. “I got word that the ex-boyfriend I wrote ‘Better Than You Left Me’ about was bragging that I wrote a song about him,” reveals Mickey. “So I thought, ‘I’ll write you a heartbreak song,’ but I wanted it to be fun and something that makes you want to dance.”
Watch as Mickey tells the story behind “Heartbreak Song.”
The catchy uptempo tune tells it like it is: I ain’t gonna hit you with a heartbreak song/I ain’t gonna give you what you’re betting on/’cause boy you don’t deserve a single word/don’t know if you heard/I forgot all about you. Take that!
You can find “Heartbreak Song” on Mickey’s self-titled EP, which was released in May.
Listen to “Heartbreak Song” below.