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Michaela Anne by Natia Cinco
April 29th, 2022

Michaela Anne Explores Tension Between Joy and Self-Destruction on Anti-Love Song “Does It Ever Break Your Heart?”


Michaela Anne tells a story of what too many of us know all too well: how many relationships begin with infatuation and excitement and quickly sour into bitterness and destruction. Through her graceful and effortless lyricism in “Does It Ever Break Your Heart?” the Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter explores the tension between manipulation and sincerity, addiction and health, and the mind and body. The song is on Michaela’s new album Oh To Be That Free, out June 10.

Producer Aaron Shafer-Haiss brings Michaela’s vision to life through pulsating heartbeat-like drums and growing synths. The single features guest guitarists Anthony da Costa and Juan Solarzano and moving strings and vocal harmonies from Kristin Weber. Their contributions create a push and pull between the beauty of love and chaos that comes with it.

Read/listen to Michaela’s recent interview with Reckon South here:

Following a US tour with the Milk Carton Kids in April, Michaela is confirmed for NPR Mountain Stage on May 22 and will be returning to Bonnaroo this June.

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