Lady Antebellum has released the second song from their forthcoming album, Heart Break, due out June 9. The name of the title track might lead you to believe that it’s another song about dealing with a heartbreak, but it’s deeper than that. The lead track was written by Lady A members Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, along with Jesse Frasure and Nicolle Galyon.
The song takes a different approach to handling heartbreak by focusing on regaining control of who you are as a single person – dating yourself, if you will. With Hillary Scott on lead vocals, “Heart Break” is empowering and urges self-reflection while taking stock of how you’ve changed during and after a relationship: “Giving love a rest between my ex and my next.” If Lady Antebellum’s first two releases (“You Look Good” and “Heart Break”) off of their upcoming album are any indication of what lies in store, fans are certainly going to be pleased.
Key lyrics: “I paint my lips red / I turn my own head / Don’t need nobody’s help zipping up my own dress / Pay my own tab with my own cash / Unattached / Sometimes the word alone sounds like a sad song / But why’s it gotta be / Cause what I really need is a reset and a deep breath / Yeah, I think it’s time to take a heart break.”
Listen to “Heart Break” below and pre-order the album Heart Break here.