Sam Hunt, Sasha Sloan Team Up For Haunting Breakup Song, ‘when was it over?’

A soul-stirring acoustic-leaning tune from two of the finest artists...

Written by Jeremy Chua
Sam Hunt, Sasha Sloan Team Up For Haunting Breakup Song, ‘when was it over?’
Sam Hunt, Photo Credit: Steven Worster; Sasha Sloan; Photo Credit: David O’Donohue

Country superstar Sam Hunt has joined pop singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan for her brand new song, “when was it over?” The acoustic-driven track finds both Sloan and Hunt in a post-breakup state of misery, questioning the cause of their respective romantic splits. 

When was it over for you? / When was it over? / When was the moment you knew / That you were gonna walk out eventually? / It’s still not over for me,” Sloan reflects on the tender, heartbreaking chorus. Hunt then jumps in on the second verse, posing similar questions. “Was it the first time you pulled away? / Second time that we drove to Texas? / Third time we ran into one of my random exes? / So was it ever real? / Or was it all pretend?” 

The poignant ballad concludes with both individuals still stuck in their circle of questions, hoping for the emotional closure only an honest answer can provide.

Of the song, which was penned by Sloan, Hunt, Shane McAnally, King Henry and Emi Dragoi, Sloan shares, “‘when was it over?’ is about not being able to let go of someone even when you know there’s nothing left. Shane brought the title into the room and Sam and I both loved it. The rest fell into place from there.”

“when was it over” is the latest release from Hunt and follows his 2020 sophomore album, “SOUTHSIDE,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The 12-track project includes No. 1 hits “Kinfolk,” “Hard To Forget” and current single, “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s,” which is No. 5 and climbing on the Mediabase Country Chart. The singer is currently hard at work finishing up his third record.

Listen to “when was it over” and other brand new country releases on our New Nashville playlist below.