Changing labels has certainly not slowed this country darlin’ down one bit. From the beginning of her career RaeLynn has proved to be a fighter; starting with continuing to prove her worth in this genre despite being eliminated in the quarter finals of her season of The Voice and recently being dropped from her former record label. The songstress, known for her top 10 hit “God Made Girls“, has currently released her first single under Warner Brother and it’s a powerful one at that!
“Love Triangle” is nothing short of a beautifully written emotionally raw ballad. For a small fortunate portion of our generation’s population, they might not be able to relate- but of the majority of our generation who grew up in broken families, this tune will immediately strike a chord. It certainly captured but heart.
The song alone is enough to spark one’s curiosity when they catch it on the radio.
“Sittin’ on the front step
Little white suitcase
Hearing that diesel
‘Fore it hit the front gate
His headlights burnin’ down a Friday night”
I myself find sometimes waiting to catch a song playing on the radio before I truly look into it. It feels as if the last couple weeks I’ve played cat and mouse with this one- everytime I’d channel surf and run across this one it was almost over. It was luck that this two Sunday’s ago was an unusually relaxing day to kind of just breath, thanks in major part to knowing I didn’t have to work on Labor Day! When I put GAC’s Top 20 on I was able to catch RaeLynn’s music video.
“Southern Belle statue
Standing in the screen door
Watching her whole world
Head for an old Ford
With a man that can’t look her in the eye”
Talk about tearjerker.. Seeing not only a depiction that I myself am familiar with, but paired with RaeLynn’s raw emotion as she struggled to sing some of the lyrics just delivered it for me.
“Then I run, to him
Big hug, jump in
And I cry for her
Out the window
Some mommas and daddies
Are loving in a straight line
Take forever to hearten
And then take a long sweet ride
But some mommas and daddies
Let their heart strings tear and tangle
And some of us get stuck
In a love triangle”
If you can’t connect to Raelynn on some level in this song then you are seriously missing out. As the baby of the family this song rang true for me- being in situations where I was between my mom and dad, and to this day even as an adult still living with my mother it’s hard to witness times where I’m still in the middle..
Some songs get major airplay, some are played by multiple bands as cover songs and/or some are even sung at late night karaoke bars; and then there are songs like this that strike a chord because they are sung from the heart. I applaud Raelynn for delivering such a poignant message. For some this song may be overlooked, but for some this song will be the reminder that they’re not the only one out there dealing with this kind of pain.
Check out the music video and tell me what you think: