Impact: Raelynn Talks ‘Love Triangle’

The song was inspired by her parents' divorce.

By Radio.com Staff

Raelynn will release her highly anticipated new album, WildHorse, early next year and one track from the album that has already been connecting is “Love Triangle.”

The heartbreaking song is based on Raelynn’s own experience of dealing with her parents’ divorce. She was three years old at the time when they split up. “I grew up being that kid who was relaying information back and forth, walking on eggshells, knowing that when I’m with my dad I can’t talk with my mom because it would trigger things. As I got older, I realized that I shouldn’t have had to worry about that when I was 6 years old. I should have been playing with Barbies and having a good time. Instead, I was waiting with my little white suitcase that had Minnie Mouse on the front for my dad to come and pick me up.”

Ironically, the drama between her parents almost prevented the song from being written. “The day we wrote this song I almost cancelled [the session] because my parents were bickering and I was pulled into the middle of it and I was upset,” she remembers. “And, I’m so glad I went because we created something magical that day. [Co-writers] Nicolle [Galyon] and Jimmy [Robbins] shared their stories too; we all come from different triangles, I guess you could say. I still cry every time I hear it. It’s my favorite song I’ve ever written.”

There will surely be more great songs to come, but for now, Raelynn, at a young age, has written a song that speaks to several generations.

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