Zach Hood Shares the Real Heartbreak That Inspired 'never knew a heart could break itself'

There's no question that breakups can get complicated—especially when you still have feelings for the other person—and that's precisely what inspired Zach Hood to write his new single, "never knew a heart could break itself."

The 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Alabama has been making a name for himself through his vulnerable and almost painfully relatable tracks, and "never knew a heart could break itself," out today, seems destined to be yet another one of his viral hits. His voice truly is something else, and we got the chance to ask Zach all about the true story behind the song, and what its lyrics mean to him.

The Story Behind 'never knew a heart could break itself'

Zach Hood: "never knew a heart could break itself" could be about many things, but the thing that came to mind when writing it is the time period after a mutual breakup where you regret breaking up, but you know the other person doesn't feel the same and you don't wanna look stupid if you say something and they tell you off. It's about struggling to let them go even though you already set them free.

 

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What 'never knew a heart could break itself' Means

ZH: I just hope that this song can be relatable in some way, shape or form to anyone out there in the world. If I could help literally one person cope with some type of pain with this song, I'll be happy.


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Zach's Favorite Lyric:

ZH: My favorite lyric in the song is "I never knew a heart could break itself." It's very innocent and honest.


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