Mickey Guyton expresses the freedom and empowerment of her breezy “Heartbreak Song,” through a simply staged but classically elegant music video for the tune released earlier this year. With a beguiling look that’s slightly reminscent of “Cookie” from TV’s Empire – minus the criminal element – Guyton remains seated through the majority of the clip, letting the song’s message come through by way of her commanding vocal and confident air.
“It’s my fun, flirtier side,” Guyton told EW.com of idea for the clip. “It is such a powerful song and I wanted to be able to express the right emotion in the video of being empowered and free from a bad relationship. Shane Drake, who directed the video, is so talented at making women look beautiful so not only did I feel glamorous during the shoot but I’m so happy with the final results.”
The “Better Than You Left Me” singer, whose “Heartbreak Song” was a subtle “screw-you” response to the same guy Guyton wrote the former song about, announced her engagement to a new man with a Instgram post featuring a photo of the ring and pink date book with the words “can’t even” stamped on the cover.
“So… I’m not one to really talk about my relationship because I can be pretty private when it comes to matters of my heart,” she wrote. “But here we are and this took me completely by surprise. It’s not about finding the perfect person. It’s about finding someone that you can go thru heaven and hell with.”
The Texas native, who was nominated for ACM Top New Female Vocalist this year, will open a couple of shows next week for Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots. Her debut LP is expected to arrive in 2017.