Sam Hunt has released a music video for “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s,” a track from his album Southside.
Hunt’s poignant new video centers on a convict who’s finally leaving prison. While the musician plays the song, guitar in hand, from a set of porch stairs, the rehabilitated man returns to church and searches for his long-lost love.
“Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s” appeared on Hunt’s sophomore LP, which was released in April. It also featured “Young Once,” “Hard to Forget,” “Sinning With You” and “Downtown’s Dead.” The album plays close to Hunt’s country pop roots and tells intimate stories from his personal life while sliding in modern R&B and hip hop influences.
“I didn’t set out to tell a story as much as pick the best songs,” Hunt told People of the process behind Southside. “But then, it ended up being about me trying to walk out of the limelight, to put my life into order. It wasn’t me writing from that personal place so much as writing honestly about it from experience, for anyone else trying to sort these kinds of things out.”
Earlier this month, Hunt appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform his new single from a stage with colourful columns of light.
Watch the video for “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s” here:
And see Hunt perform on Fallon below: