Tuesday, January 22, 2019
– Hunter Hayes will release his first official single in three years, "Heartbreak," on Friday.
The song is the prelude to his third studio disc slated to come out later this year. Hayes, 28, has released songs over the last three years, but none were considered singles.
"I remember the day I wrote 'Heartbreak,' I felt relieved, but also elated. I was on fire," said Hayes. "It was the same feeling that I've had in the past with songs like 'I Want Crazy.' This song came about during a time where, for the first time in five years, I was writing by myself."
"Right after I wrote 'One Shot,' I had the idea to start journaling love songs to my future better half. After a relationship ends, I think we all want to know that there is someone for us, but unfortunately, a lot of people have been lead to believe that you're supposed to feel shitty after a breakup. I wanted this song to turn that feeling around for people and remind them not to let someone walk out the door with your happiness and your self-worth."
"I kind of want this song to be somebody's disco ball on a depressing night rather than a box of tissues and a Hugh Grant movie. That's why I love that line 'I've been in some shit relationships, but I remain an optimist.' Watching shows back, that's the line that you hear crowds singing the most, which is hilarious because the songs not even out yet. It's a song about freedom. It's a song about true honest happiness and love and how there is love for everyone. Not only are you worthy of being loved, but there is somebody out there who loves you even though they haven't met you. In the darkness of a heart breaking, I'm here to tell you there's also a whole lotta light."
In 2018, he released "Dear God" and "One Shot." Hayes released a three-part mini movie set in the 1950's titled "Pictures" that follows storylines of domestic violence, racial differences and a powerful love that can't be stopped. Interwoven with the movie are Hayes' three music videos for songs "You Should Be Loved," "More" and "This Girl."