LISTEN: Mitchell Tenpenny Debuts Breakup Tune, ‘Truth About You’

"If you quit telling lies about me, I won't tell the truth about you."

LISTEN: Mitchell Tenpenny Debuts Breakup Tune, ‘Truth About You’
Mitchell Tenpenny; Photo credit: Matthew Berinato

Mitchell Tenpenny has officially released his earnest breakup song, “Truth About You,” as his next single. In the tune, the Nashville native offers up piercing but necessary criticism of an ex-love who is telling lies about the demise of their relationship. Although the singer knows he wasn’t the reason for the end of their time together, he calls for a truce: if she stops telling lies, he won’t tell the truth. These unsparingly honest lyrics are paired with anthemic modern country instrumentation and Tenpenny’s smooth voice.

“Why can’t we meet in the middle, Call it even, call a truce / If you quit telling lies about me, I won’t tell the truth about you,” sings Tenpenny in the chorus.

Tenpenny debuted “Truth About You” on TikTok in July, after which it earned 2.5 million streams in the first three days, becoming the biggest streaming debut of the singer’s career.

“I have the best and most reactive fans,” said Tenpenny in an official press release. “Their instantaneous feedback is invaluable to me as an artist. There is nothing more gratifying than making music for them.”

The song will officially impact radio on August 16 and Tenpenny is set to perform it on KTLA’s “Music Fest Fridays” on August 6. “Truth About You” will also appear on a new EP from the singer, set for release this summer. The song follows three others released by Tenpenny this year: “Bucket List,” “Broken Up,” and “To Us It Did.” He will be performing his latest tracks this fall on Chris Young’s Famous Friends Tour 2021, which kicks off October 21 in Little Rock, Arkansas.