No matter what he does, Mitchell Tenpenny can’t seem to get past his recent breakup in his brand new single, “Broken Up.”
The song, which was co-written by Tenpenny, Devin Dawson, Kyle Fishman and Ernest Keith Smith, finds Tenpenny crooning over his ex and taking the blame for the downfall of their relationship.
“‘Cause I’m the one to blame about it/ I’m the one that messed it up (I’m the one that messed it up)/ Yeah, I deserve the pain about it/ Wish that I could give you up/ But I’m still in love,” Tenpenny sings.
The Jordan M. Schmidt-produced track puts Tenpenny’s unique vocals at the forefront while telling the all-too-familiar story of a love gone wrong.
“‘Broken Up’ is basically about someone who’s still, you know, still broken up about a breakup, hence the name of the song,” the chart-topping singer/songwriter explains. “I wrote about it, you know, when you kind of think you’re over something, and then for whatever reason you might be walking down the street and see something that reminds you of somebody, and all of a sudden everything comes flooding back to you. And that’s kind of what the whole song is about, it’s like you’re still broken up about it, and no matter what, no matter how much you try, it’s still kind of affecting you.”
“Broken Up” will officially hit country radio on July 27. Click above to listen.