My Truck

Album: Breland (2019)
Charted: 92

Songfacts®:

  • New Jersey-born Breland began writing songs as a teenager in several genres inspired by his catholic music tastes. After catching the ear of producer/songwriter Troy Taylor (Trey Songz, K. Michelle), Breland moved to Atlanta, where he garnered a string of high-profile placements, including six tracks on YK Osiris's debut album, The Golden Child. This country-trap song is his debut solo single.
  • You can drink my liquor, you can call my lady
    You can take my money, you can smoke my blunt
    Scuff these Jordans, you can say you hate me
    You can call me crazy, but
    Don't touch my truck


    Breland explained to Genius that like anyone else who loves trucks he gets annoyed when people touch his beloved ride. "It's the setup, most people wouldn't want somebody to drink their liquor, you don't want people to call your lady," he said. "You don't want people to smoke your blunt or take your money. I'm just kind of giving the platform. This is how serious I am about not touching the truck."
  • The song blends both country and hip-hop elements, reflecting the influence each of them had on Breland. "I knew that whatever I might do as an artist would have to reflect my love and appreciation for a lot of different musical genres, which is kind of how 'My Truck' and this wave of new songs came about for me," he told Billboard. "It was a way for me to combine all of my favorite sounds and put them into my art."
  • Breland explained to Genius that the song originated in a session in Atlanta with his mentor Troy Taylor and some other friends. When he told them he wanted to make a country trap song, his friends pooh-poohed the idea because at the time they knew him for writing R&B music. Breland responded to their doubts by telling them that because he listens to everything, he can make everything, so they challenged him to come up with a country trap cut. He told them, "Give me 90 minutes," went downstairs, and whipped up "My Truck."
  • Breland dropped the official remix on April 24, 2020, where he links with another genre-bending artist, Sam Hunt. The country star contributes a couple of half-sung, half-rapped verses about his own truck and shares the bridge with Breland. The original song's chorus remains intact.

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