RaeLynn has released the official music video for her first single for new label Warner Music Nashville, “Love Triangle.” The song is a personal account of what it’s like to be the child of divorced parents.
“When you’re a kid of divorce, that is your life,” the Voice season 2 singer told People magazine. “You have two beds, you have two separate lives. The whole point of family is to be a unit and to do a lot of things together and it’s just not that when your parents are divorced. I think there’s been a lot of divorce songs out there, but they’ve always been about the parents. They’ve never been from the kid’s perspective.”
“I wanted to come out with a song that was 100 percent me, and something more raw, because I want people to know that I’m not just a girl who sings fun, sappy songs, or just a bubbly girl,” said RaeLynn “I’ve been through a few things, and I know how it feels to go through tough life experiences and I wanted to show that in my music.”
On the inspiration for the song, RayLynn said: “I was headed to a writing session and my mom and dad were arguing that day about really the stupidest thing. I got to the writing session and there were two of my dearest friends, Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon, and I started venting about being a kid of divorce. I was like, ‘You know what, though? I don’t want to be in a sad mood today. Let’s just write something fun and sappy.’ Then I threw out the title, ‘Love Triangle.’ I don’t remember who said it, but they were like, ‘Well if you think about it, you’re kind of in a love triangle today.'”
RaeLynn, who married husband Joshua Davis in February, and is determined to make the union work.
“I know personally from growing up with my experience, divorce is not an option for me and Josh. It will never be, because I believe that love is hard work.”
The singer co-wrote every song but one on her next album, to be released early next year. RaeLynn sets off on tour with her The Voice mentor and pal, Blake Shelton, this fall.
Watch RaeLynn’s emotional new video, “Love Triangle” right here.