Following a Valentine’s Day release of her self-titled sophomore album, country it-girl Carly Pearce shared a special live performance video of standout track “Halfway Home.”
The clip features Pearce singing a stripped-down version of the heart-wrenching song in an otherwise empty room, which echoes the somber tone of the track.
“’Halfway Home’ is probably the one that scares me the most on my record,” the Kentucky songstress shared. While her chart-climbing Lee Brice collaboration “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” is about coming to terms with a breakup, the ballad acts as a prelude where Pearce was still feeling bad about it.
The track itself centers around falling out of love with someone and the fears that come with having to tell that person.
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Before I could write “I Hope You’re Happy Now” I had to write this. This song came from a lot of hurt, honesty and regret. I believe this is the most vulnerable song I’ve ever written, and one that doesn’t exactly show the best version of myself to y’all // but that’s okay, because we ALL go through things and mess up… its part of this crazy life. “Halfway Home” is the moment I realized I wasn’t in love anymore… #linkinstory ♥️ #halfwayhome
“You can be in relationships where there’s nothing wrong. The person’s not a bad person, your life is not bad, but it’s just not quite there, and this one is that moment,” she explained. “It’s still kind of a weird one for me to even talk about.”
Carly Pearce has a busy year ahead of her, as she has some major tour dates with the likes of Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Old Dominion coming up. Fans can find ticket information here.