With his new album Steel Town out now, Steve Moakler is giving One Country an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the video for his song, “Hearts Don’t Break That Way.”
“The thing that has always been interesting to me about ‘Hearts’ is that it’s break-up song with an upbeat sing-along feel,” Steve reveals to One Country. “It’s something we all go through, so I like that the song feels more unifying somehow rather than isolating and lonely. The video however leans heavy on the heartbreak side. Even though the music might suggest a happy ending, it ends the way that most heartbreaks typically do.”
“Hearts don’t break that way / they make a thousand little pieces without a number or name / try to put them back together but they just don’t beat the same / oh hearts/ hearts don’t break that way,” Steve sings in the chorus.
The Pennsylvania native has been making a name for himself in Nashville for 10 years, writing songs for Dierks Bentley (“Riser”) Ashley Monroe and Kellie Pickler. He co-wrote 10 of the 11 songs on Steel Town, which features the tracks “Wheels” and “Suitcase.”
The video for “Hearts Don’t Break That Way” tells the story of a couple who is broken up. Through postcards, the couple toys with the idea of reconciling, only to realize it won’t work out in the end.
In a behind-the-scenes look, Steve takes us on the set of his new video for “Hearts Don’t Break That Way.”