A young girl is torn between divorced parents in the emotional clip for RaeLynn’s new single “Love Triangle.” The child enjoys the fair with her dad and plays on a tire swing with her mom, but at the end of each verse, she’s crying out the window for whichever parent is absent.
RaeLynn wrote “Love Triangle” in 2013 with Nicolle Galyon – who had a hand in RaeLynn’s breakout hit, “God Made Girls” – and Jimmy Robbins, who has credits with Jake Owen and David Nail. “I grew up being that kid who was relaying information back and forth, walking on eggshells, knowing that when I’m with my dad I can’t talk with my mom because it would trigger things,” RaeLynn said in a statement. “The day we wrote this song I almost cancelled because my parents were bickering and I was pulled into the middle of it and I was upset.”
But she persisted despite her frustration, putting together a demo way back in 2013. The result was one of her most poignant tunes. “Songwriter friends will be like, ‘Oh my God, when are you going to put out ‘Love Triangle?'” she told Billboard. “It’s just been that song for me that really helped me get a lot of writing sessions and helped jump-start my writing career.”
The clip further magnifies the track’s impact: in one of the most affecting scenes, the mother separates daughter and father mid-embrace. The camera captures the father’s face as a look of happiness is replaced by one of pain and reproach.