Maddie & Tae bring their heart-wrenching song “Die From A Broken Heart” to life with the release of their brand new music video.
The beautifully-shot clip, directed by Carlos Ruiz, finds Taylor Dye showing off her acting chops, stepping in as the video’s main character. The storyline follows the rise and fall of Dye’s fictional relationship as Maddie Marlow narrates, singing the stirring ballad among a beautiful landscape.
Marlow and Dye developed much of the video’s concept and emotional storyline themselves.
“We knew that with a song like ‘Die From a Broken Heart,’ the music video needed to come from that same vulnerability and that’s exactly what we did,” Dye shared in a statement. “We went back and forth with our director Carlos Ruiz for weeks just trying to make sure we had all the tools to make this story come to life. This music video was healing for me and I hope it plays a part in someone else’s healing as well.”
“Carlos was the best director to collaborate with on this video,” added Marlow. “He really listened to our vision and what we wanted this video to look and feel like. Carlos came up with the bones of the treatment and we filled in the details with what inspired ‘Die From a Broken Heart.’ My goal was to tell the story as honestly as possible and make people feel for either the one with her heart broken or for the best friend having to watch her go through it. Tae was so vulnerable and did an amazing job acting out her story. I’m so proud of her for going there fully, so that others can connect. Of all the videos we’ve created, ‘Die From a Broken Heart’ is the one I’m most proud of making.”
Co-written by Marlow and Dye alongside Jonathan Singleton and Deric Ruttan, “Die From A Broken Heart” is written from the perspective a grief-stricken woman who turns to her mother for support after a breakup.
“How does he sleep at night? Momma, the nerve of this guy/ To leave me so easy/ Am I gonna be alright? I wanna kick myself for falling so hard/ Momma, can you die from a broken heart,” Maddie & Tae sing throughout the chorus.
“Die From A Broken Heart” is featured on Maddie & Tae’s One Heart To Another EP. The five-song release is the follow-up to the duo’s 2015 debut, Start Here.
Fans can catch the duo on the road with superstar Carrie Underwood on her Cry Pretty Tour 360 throughout the fall.