In the “Musical Insights” series, country artists share their thoughts on some of their most popular tunes.
Mickey Guyton’s debut single “Better Than You Left Me” chronicles a real-life story for the Arlington, Texas, native, but the song’s success took an unexpected turn for Mickey, prompting her to compose the follow-up single, “Heartbreak Song.”
“It’s like the answer to ‘Better Than You Left Me,’ Mickey explains in audio provided by the Universal Music Group Nashville. “That song was kind of like getting over this breakup and becoming better off and realizing it.
“Then, I come to find out that my ex-boyfriend was going around bragging to people that I wrote a song about him, a heartbreak song about him. So I was like, ‘Hmmmm…..okay. Let me see how I can spin that,'” she continues.
“So, I went into this awesome songwriting session with these really great writers, and I’m telling them this story, and I said, ‘I have “Heartbreak Song.” I really want to write something about that.’ And I told them about my ex-boyfriend bragging to people. And this writer goes, ‘Ooooh. What if we said, ‘I aint’ gonna hit you with a Heartbreak Song?’ And I was like, ‘YES! Ahhhhhhhh! Oprah-style.’ And that’s where we came up with the song.”
“Heartbreak Song” will make its debut on the All-Girl Power Hour tonight at 9pm!