PREMIERE: David J Debuts Acoustic Performance of Country Hit, 'Lost My Heartbreak'
If there's anyone who should be on your radar in 2022, it's 18-year-old country singer-songwriter and producer David J.
David's the creative soul behind "Lost My Heartbreak," which has been streamed more than 12 million times—and you only have to listen to the first 30 seconds to see why. The viral song is a relatable instant country classic that's really putting David J on the map, and we have the honor not only to premiere an exclusive acoustic version of the track, but also to ask him all about how it came to be, and why he thinks it's resonating with so many fans.
Sweety High: What was the songwriting process of "Lost My Heartbreak"? Was it inspired by a real breakup and subsequently falling for someone new?
David J: The song came together really quickly once we started writing. Because it is so relatable, it made it an easy one to write. At the time, it actually wasn't based on a real experience, but a few weeks after we wrote it I did go through a breakup. I ended up having that feeling of meeting somebody new, and it felt just like I was truly experiencing the song's lyrics.
SH: What do you feel this acoustic performance adds to the song that feels different from the original?
DJ: This performance was recorded in just one take of me singing it. I think it showcases more emotion and connection than the original record—acoustic versions always feel more emotional to me.
SH: Do you have any advice for someone who's hurting to help them lose their own heartbreak?
DJ: There's always more fish in the sea.
SH: What's your favorite lyric from the song? Why?
DJ: "I lost my world today, guess forever had an end." That lyric is my favorite because you talk about someone being your world and being your forever, and in that one simple line, you lose both things.
SH: How is this song different from what you've released in the past? Do you feel like your music is moving in a new direction?
DJ: This song is different because I feel like it connected with a lot more people and maybe they were going through the same thing. I don't think it's going in a new direction but I like to make music and don't give much thought to what "genre" it falls under. I just like to make music that feels good.
SH: Is there anything else you'd like to add about the track?
DJ: It is definitely my favorite that I've ever written and released!
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