Before Cassadee Pope was the country songstress fans know her as today, she was the lead singer of a rock band called Hey Monday. On her new country album, Rise and Shine, Pope is giving a Hey Monday song called “Hangover” the country treatment. The song originally appeared on Hey Monday’s 2010 EP, Beneath It All, and in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the EP, Pope encouraged fans to listen to the original version.
“Happy 10 yr anniversary to this baby,” she tweeted, along with a photo of the 2010 EP’s cover art. “Check it out if your curious how ‘Hangover’ sounded before #RiseAndShine!”
The rock version of the song is more uptempo and features stronger guitar elements, which differs from the acoustic-leaning country version. However, both versions feature Pope’s strong voice as she belts out lyrics about the effects of love being similar to a hangover.
Hey Monday formed in 2008, and during Pope’s time in the band, they released three EPs and one full album. Their full album, Hold On Tight, charted at No. 11 on the Billboard US Heat chart, and Beneath It All peaked at No. 5 on the US Alternative chart. The group disbanded in 2011 after the release of their Candles EP.
Pope’s new country album Rise and Shine was released on August 7th, and features seven new tracks, including a collaboration with her boyfriend and former Nashville actor Sam Palladio. Rise and Shine is Pope’s third studio album in the country format, following 2013’s Frame By Frame and 2019’s Stages.