2016 has been a big year for Raelynn. The 22 year-old married Josh Davis, left Big Machine Records and Joined Warner Music Nashville, and now the next milestone. Raelynn released her new single “Love Triangle” on Monday. For longtime fans of The Texas native, the release of “Love Triangle” has been a long time coming! Raelynn has been performing the song on radio tours and in concert for some time now. It has yet to appear on a album till now.
“Love Triangle” is a autobiographical song that was written by Raelynn, Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon. Galyon is actually the reason Raelynn auditioned for The Voice, and since The Voice which both of them competed on, the two have penned most of Raelynn’s songs together.
The song which was written several years ago, and is a look at how a divorce affects the child in the situation. While most people would think love triangle applies to a romantic relationship, Raelynn sings about how she’s in a love triangle with her parents.
With lyrics such as: 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 / The I run, to him / Big hug, jump in / And I cry for her / Out the window and the lyrics Patsy Cline echoes back off the dashboard / Staring at my boots and the dusty old floorboards / Baby, two weeks ain’t really all that long. / Then I run, to her / Wrap my arms, around her skirt / And I cry for him out the window.
“Love Triangle” Is a unique look at what a child of divorce sometimes goes though and the feeling of being stuck in a middle is something they sometimes face. That feeling is what led Raelynn to write the song; she was 18, living in Nashville and she found her self in the middle of her parent’s issues. She took those feelings and wrote her pain at the situation into a song.
“Love Triangle” only shows a fraction of the growth Raelynn has achieved since The Voice. Gone are the big dresses and long hair with a flower in it. In its place is a short haired, spit fire who is ready to show the world who she is at 22. She told CMT Canada about her struggle with her image and how the commituty of Nashville sees her
“I feel like Nashville has watched me grow up in front of them, which is cool but it kind of sucks at the same time because you get pigeonholed, like, ‘Oh she’s the girl with the long hair that wears fairy dresses.’ That was me at one point because I was new and I was young. But we all grow up. We experience life, and I’ve done that. I moved here, I lived on my own, I lived in an apartment with a roommate, and now I’m married and have two dogs. So, your life changes, and this record shows that.”
Raelynn is busy working on putting together her debut album. She is leaning heavily on her former The Voice mentor and new label mate Blake Shelton.
— RaeLynn (@RaeLynnOfficial) June 9, 2016
“A lot of the record he’s helped me pick. Anytime I’d write a new song and I was passionate about it, I’d send it to Blake … I feel like every artist in this town, they have to have somebody that supports them and helps them. It takes a village and it takes people to support you. Blake’s been that for me. And honestly, I don’t know if I’d be here right now with all the fans, notoriety and relationships I’ve created, if it wasn’t for him, his love for me as a person and his love for my music. I’ll just never forget him turning that red chair around for me, hugging me and whispering in my ear, ‘I’m going to help you no matter what.’ And he meant it. And I’ll still hold that near and dear to my heart every day.”
“Love Triangle” is avabalie on most digital retailers! Raelynn is spending her summer and fall on tour with her former mentor Blake Shelton! More information can be found at raelynnoffical.com
LISTEN TO “LOVE TRIANGLE”