Heartbreak Dream

Album: Slow Dancing (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Who told Spin magazine that despite its title, this isn't a breakup song. She explained: "It's more about the kind of relationship that you probably should end but for some reason neither of you can - nobody's happy, nothing good is happening, you complain about it all the time, but you just don't end it."

    She added: "A lot of my songs are like that, looking at complicated relationships rather than just being about being in love and being happy."
  • This song is a musical dichotomy: a lyric about pouring one's heart out over upbeat instrumentation. This was a conscious decision for Betty Who. "I didn't want to write songs that would always make you want to slit your wrists in the bathtub. I spent a lot of time writing those songs, I think those are the ones that come most naturally to me, How dark is that?" she told Radio.com. "So I have always loved the fact that I can sing music that's about [pain], but makes you dance, makes you feel good."
  • Who wrote this with her producer Peter Thomas in his bedroom in Los Angeles, after telling him about an ex-boyfriend of hers.

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