In late 2019, Walker Hayes released the third volume of his epic ‘8Tracks’ record, titled Black Sheep. Since then, we’ve eagerly awaited more new music, as we can always count on him to release innovative and unique tracks with sounds that we never knew we needed. Hayes lived up to every expectation and more with his new jam, “Trash My Heart”. This reckless and carefree track uses a short-lived hotel stay metaphor to describe a doomed relationship, where the protagonist throws out all cares and has fun anyway.
Walker Hayes delivers a sonically interesting beat, with an intro that masterfully mixes reggae, hip-hop, and country sounds. The feel-good rhythm accompanied by the singer-songwriter’s flirtatious and spunky voice inflections creates a song that is a total blast to listen to.
Hayes cleverly weaves hotel-themed plays on words, to bolster the analogy throughout and express a carefree interest in having a good time.
“If I’m just a weekend to you // girl I’m so Holiday Inn–to you”
This playful line leads us into the catchy chorus, where the singer uses his falsetto voice as he reaches the height of the story.
“Trash my heart like a hotel room, steal my kisses like it’s free shampoo // Don’t be careful with me baby just get reckless // baby you can even leave before the continental breakfast”
The nimble wordplay and sassy beat continue throughout these lyrics, as Hayes continues to relate a short-lived stay to his current situation.
Hayes teased this new song and cover art on his Instagram page, where he is known for fostering a dedicated relationship with his fans. The artist posted a story with the lyrics “Trash my heart like a ____,” and encouraged his audience to fill in the missing word. He then posted all of the funny responses. This is one of the many creative promotional activities that Hayes engaged in to connect with his fans.
To celebrate this release, the hitmaker will be hosting a “Virtual Release Party”, which he also dubbed as a virtual release “DARTY” (day party). Fans will have the opportunity to hang out with Walker Hayes live and even message with him personally. Also, be sure to tune in to our Virtual Country Brunch on Saturday at 12 ET when we hang with the entire Hayes family.
We’re super excited to play this genre-bending hit on repeat and can already picture it as a windows-down, feel-good summer anthem.
“Trash My Heart” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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