Canaan Smith delivers straight-up heartbreak country with an edge on new track, Heartbreak Heaven.
Williamsburg, Virginia native Canaan Smith continues to deliver quirky and polished country with his new track ‘Heartbreak Heaven’ out now. The track sees Smith dig further into his country roots in a honky-tonk hued track imbued with an edgy and groovy baseline.
Written by Canaan Smith, Brandon Kinney and Chris Loocke, the track was also produced by Smith, mixed by Dave Clauss and mastered by Andrew Ayan. Having a handle on the production has allowed him to continue to deliver authentic, no frills country that is immensely charming. This last track is a witty take on an age-old story – the first place love goes when it dies. ‘Raise a little hell where there ain’t no pain / At the paradise where hearts will learn hard lessons/ A little place called Heartbreak Heaven’.
Of the track, Smith shares, “It’s was one of my favorite songs to hear back after recording it because it has such a distinctive feel. The groove of the song… I just love that kind of music. Honky-tonk 2.0 is what it feels like to me… a big thick bass and a live band… It’s not all lined up and tuned up, on purpose. I wanted it to sound like I pictured ‘Heartbreak Heaven’ the bar to look and it belong in that setting. I pulled from all my honky-tonk traditions and made it something I felt could be evergreen for anyone who is a fan of bonafide country.”
The song is Smith’s taste of new material since the release of his critically acclaimed 2021 album High Country Sound, marking his first release as an independent artist. Taking full control of his career, Smith is making music that is true to his artistry as he realises his full potential as a vocalist and a songwriter.