In the “Musical Insights” series, country artists share their thoughts on some of their most popular tunes.
Sam Hunt wrote his latest single “Make You Miss Me” with Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion and Josh Osborne, and he says it’s about a guy who’s trying to make himself unforgettable to his romantic interest.
“This sentiment came out of knowing a girl who, and girls in general, that tend to have the personality to be very into something one minute, and over it the next, and not really ever having been in a relationship with a guy because she was over it before it could get started,” Sam recalls in audio provided by the Universal Music Group Nashville.
“This is a song about a guy who says he’s not gonna let that happen. He’s gonna be memorable. He’s gonna make her miss him,” he continues. “It’s implied that he wants to make her miss him the way that he misses her when she’s not with him.
“The attitude of the singer is a confident one, but there’s also a vulnerability there because he really likes this girl and he misses her, so his only option is to make sure that he’s not forgettable, and he figures out a way to make her miss him,” he concludes.