Mackenzie Carpenter Says “Sound Of A Heartbreak” Encapsulates ‘All of the Things That You Hear Instead of Things That You Feel’ (Exclusive)

Mackenzie Carpenter is showing off her edgier side!

The artist-to-watch has been making waves with her upbeat-yet-biting ear worn “Sound Of A Heartbreak” on social media following explosive performances at both CRS and Stagecoach, but now, fans can take in the new track wherever they stream music as it’s officially out for the world to hear.

“Sound Of A Heartbreak,” which can be best described as an “unapologetically bold track” according to a press release, finds the Georgia native expertly articulating the jarring impact of a breakup and the all-consuming feelings and memories that come along with it.

“When coming up with the idea for ‘Sound Of A Heartbreak,’ I was thinking about how most heartbreak songs are about what you’re feeling, but we have all these other senses that play into our emotions,” shared Carpenter in a statement. “I wanted to explore what you hear when your heart gets broken or you get bad news. I think we really painted a picture of a girl going crazy from the sound of her heartbreak playing over and over again in her mind.”

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Teaming up with writer/producer Brandon Hood and GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter Liz Rose, “Sound Of A Heartbreak” shows a new, edgier, harder side of budding star. The production by Dann Huff and Brandon Hood infuses the track with a stadium-filling energy with heavy percussion beats to accompany the cutting lyrics – sung by Carpenter with the conviction of a seasoned pro.

“I call it my live show banger anthem and it’s giving like kerosene or gunpowder and lead kind of vibes,” Carpenter tells Celeb Secrets host Juliet Schroder after her performance at Stagecoach 2024 in Indio, California last month. “It’s literally all the sounds of a heartbreak, like slam of the door, the goodbye, the pouring of the whiskey.. all the things that you hear instead of the things that you feel. I’m really excited about this one.”

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – NOVEMBER 07: Mackenzie Carpenter attends the 2023 BMI Country Awards at BMI Nashville on November 07, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for BMI)

While she’s on the rise in the country music space, Mackenzie is no stranger to the genre. The standout talent has been penning bold, tell-it-like-it-is songs with some of Country’s hottest talents for years. Known for her strong songwriting skills on Lily Rose’s 2021 No. 1 hit, Villain,” The Valory Music Co. artist has also lent her top-notch storytelling ability and cheeky writing style to the Academy of Country Music’s latest New Female Artist of the Year Megan Moroney for songs like “I’m Not Pretty,” “Hair Salon” and her latest fan-favorite “Indifferent.”

On her relationship with Moroney, Carpenter tells Celeb Secrets their friendship began when they got in the writers room with her brother Micah and their friend Ben Williams — in a “little crew” they like to call Jimmy James.

“[Megan] and I met a lot of years ago and we have this little crew we call Jimmy James. It’s me, my brother Micah, our really good friend Ben Williams, and [Megan],” Mackenzie explains. “And it all started off honestly with ‘Hair Salon.’ We wrote that one and then ‘Nothing Crazy,’ the song that we duetted…”

“And then we wrote ‘Mustanger Me,’ ‘God Plays a Gibson’, ‘I’m Not Pretty,’ now ’28th of June,’ and ‘Indifferent,'” she continues. “We all just hit it off so well. We have such a great little, like, we call it ‘crackhead hour.’ We get together and write music and we just act chaotic and we have so much fun. I’m so thankful to be a part of it. I mean, she’s just blown up.”

Photo Credit: J. Bernstein/Courtesy of Stagecoach

Later this month, Carpenter will hit the road for an opening slot on Country star Cole Swindell’s Win The Night Tour in addition to performing at this year’s CMA Fest (including the Dr. Pepper Amp Stage on June 6). And while performing is one of her top things to do as a recording artist, the “Don’t Mess with Exes” singer says that getting there are where the memories are made.

“Honestly, the shows are so much fun, but the getting there is where the memories are made,” she explains. “Which is so cheesy, but like we’re still in a van. My brother’s driving with my tour manager John and my band, and we are just like truly roughing it.”

“My parents try to come out to as many shows as they can. We have gone through blown out tires, flat tires, hailstorms that literally shattered our windshield in. We’ve just been through so much and it makes so many memories. It builds the stories, you know? And that’s my favorite part,” she concludes.

For more on Mackenzie’s music, watch our full interview from Stagecoach below and don’t forget to let us know what you think of “Sound of a Heartbreak” by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sliding into our DMs on Instagram at @celebsecretscountry.


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  • Juliet Schroder

    Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and exploring the latest fashion trends. Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and…

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