American Heartbreak album

Anika Hovel

On May 20, 2022, country singer Zach Bryan released a 34-song album that hit the top of the charts in a very short period of time. Some thought that 34 songs were too much while others enjoyed the two-hour-long album.

The album titled “American Heartbreak” was ranked second globally from the 20th to the 22nd. Bryan explained on his Instagram account that this album summarized the past five years of his life. 

Bryan said “The last five years of my life have been a true tall-tale…” proceeding to explain some of the ups and downs he had faced during those years. 

Earlier on March 29, Bryan also posted a list of songs and said, “I didn’t call it American Heartbreak after a tacky love story, but because we all face trials every day and put ourselves back together every single time regardless.” 

The single Something in the Orange released on April 22 and also put on the album describes a relationship where his lover has left him and he desperately misses her.

Bryan told apple music, “I thought about the word ‘orange’ and I was watching the sunset and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s a cool story to tell in a song.’ You know?”

The opening song to his album titled “Late July” describes Bryan being on the road and missing home and the people back at home. 

A few of the other songs on the album are like that. From Austin, for example, was one of the more enjoyable ones even though it was released a few months back.

Overall I myself enjoyed the album thoroughly, along with the many other fans. The mix of styles and backstories helps us understand the so-called “American Heartbreak.”