If Brett Young is looking to top the charts for a fourth consecutive time, he’s got a good shot with his newest single, “Mercy.”
After scoring three consecutive No. 1 singles, “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Like I Loved You,” from his 2017 self-titled debut album, the California native is on track for a fourth. The breakup tune, co-penned by Brett and Sean McConnell, has Brett crooning about having his heart broken and hoping for mercy as he goes through it.
“So if you’re gonna break my heart, just break it / And if you’re gonna take your shot, then take it / Take it / If you made up your mind, then make it / Make this fast / If you ever loved me / Have mercy,” Brett sings in the chorus.
“Hurt is hurt. Time is time. Space is space,” Brett told the Tennessean about the single. “Getting over lost love and mending a broken heart is a very fragile process and it requires space from the person that hurt you. When that person is casual about the process and lingers around your life after the break up, it’s inconsiderate and selfish. In everyone’s life, there will be more failed relationships than ones that work. It doesn’t matter which side of this situation you’ve been on, it’s easy to connect to.”
Fans are sure to connect to “Mercy” when it hits country radio on Feb. 20. Brett will be heading out on the road as part of Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes Tour, which kicks off April 5 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.