Carly Pearce just teased a deeply personal song, from her forthcoming new album. The Grand Ole Opry member shared a clip of “My Place,” a song that is an honest reflection of what it is like to dismantle a relationship.
“My Place,”,which says in part, “Bet my good wine’s still in his bar / Took all my dishes but I left my heart / Are her eyes blue or green / Is she prettier than me / Were you chasing some high / Was I just some phase / Do you ever slip up and call her my name,” was likely inspired by Pearce’s break-up earlier this year with her longtime boyfriend, Riley King.
“I wrote this song about that feeling you get after you go through a devastating break up,” Pearce writes. “Where you find yourself still feeling entitled to what they’re doing, who they’re with… but realizing that those thoughts don’t belong to you anymore. This song is my realization of that very moment, and one of my favorite new songs. This is ‘My Place.'”
@carlypearce I wrote this song about that feeling you get after you go through a devastating break up. Where you find yourself still feeling entitled to what they’re doing, who they’re with… but realizing that those thoughts don’t belong to you anymore. This song is my realization of that very moment, and one of my favorite new songs. This is “My Place” 🤍 #countrymusic #countrysinger #newsong #newmusic #songwriter #myplace ♬ original sound – Carly Pearce
Pearce, who has since begun dating her drummer, BC Taylor, already dropped “Country Music Made Me Do It” from her new album, along with her current single, “We Don’t Fight Anymore,” the latter a collaboration with Chris Stapleton. It’s part of a very honest and bold new album that Pearce is eager to share with the rest of the world.
“Life’s not chaotic like that anymore, and we’re not in a global pandemic where you are at home being able to write all the time,” the Grand Ole Opry member, who released her heartbreaking 29: Written in Stone record in 2021, tells People. “But honestly, I’m really proud of the new music, and I feel like what 29 did for me is give me the confidence to be as country as I want to be, so I’m just really pushing into that.”
Pearce is enjoying some time at home over the holidays. She will perform as part of New Year’s Eve: Nashville’s Big Bash, along with Thomas Rhett, Lainey Wilson, Old Dominion, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Morgan Wallen, Kane Brown, HARDY, Blake Shelton‘ with Trace Adkins, Jon Pardi, Jackson Dean, Cody Johnson, Brothers Osborne with Trombone Shorty, Megan Moroney, Parker McCollum and Bailey Zimmerman.
Pearce will spend part of 2024 on the road, serving as the opening act on Tim McGraw‘s 2024 Standing Room Only Tour, which kicks off on March 14 in Jacksonville, Florida. Find all of Pearce’s music and upcoming shows at CarlyPearce.com.
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