Carter Faith Reflects on a Lingering Heartbreak in ‘Greener Pasture’

Sometimes, a cowboy's just got to leave for his "Greener Pasture"...

Written by Jeremy Chua
Carter Faith Reflects on a Lingering Heartbreak in ‘Greener Pasture’
Carter Faith; Photo credit: Jessica Steddom

Fast-rising country newcomer Carter Faith has unveiled her first new song of the year, “Greener Pasture.”

A perfectly dreamy and laid-back tune, Faith ponders on her “beautifully tragic” ex-boyfriend who up and left one day. She’s made some indelible memories with him, but the letdown has left her heart shattered and wary of cowboys like him.

“I was his Texaco / Stop just along on the road / I shouda known I ain’t his last rodeo / I was his blue sky / But he’s like the sunrise / a matter of time before he comes and he goes / Til One day you wake up he’s packing up his truck / And he don’t even know what he’s after / But cowboys always find a greener pasture,” Faith sings of her gypsy-spirited old flame. Sonically, its breezy production sits comfortably in the middle of a cross between Kacey Musgraves and Lana Del Rey.

“I wrote this song with Tofer (Brown) and Lauren (Hungate) the first time we ever got in a room together, and we struck magic. I was looking for the next song to come after my EP and wanted it to be special, and I found that with them,” shares Faith. “Greener Pasture is about that heartbreaking feeling when someone leaves you for the possibility of something better, looking for something greater is human nature but never fails to leave a lot of hurt in its wake.”

With her latest pensive release, Faith hopes fans will see the expansion of her ever-growing artistry and hear “some magic in this track.” 

“There’s a heartbrokenness to it, while also romanticizing the heartbreak,” she adds.

Bursting into the scene in 2020, Faith has been making waves as gifted singer-songwriter. After making her Ryman Auditorium debut in July 2021, the North Carolinian and recent Belmont University graduate released her Let Love Be Love EP a month later. The six-song EP included the infectious “Buzzkill” and equally-dreamy “Joyride,” with the latter amassing over 3 million streams on Spotify alone.

Since then, she’s been named as one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artist to Watch as well as Sounds Like Nashville’s very own 2022 Artists to Watch. Amassing over 25 million total streams to date, Faith is poised for a meteoric rest of the year.

Listen to “Green Pasture” above and on the New Nashville playlist below.