Alt-pop artist Madeline The Person has released her new single, “Why I Broke Up With You,” an endearingly honest peek at a relationship going down in flames. The song arrives alongside a video, which finds Madeline reflecting on her past relationship through a doll-like lens, frustratingly watching as the zombified version of her ex-partner tears down the house they built together. The track is taken from her upcoming EP, CHAPTER 3: The Burning, out July 15. The EP is available for pre-order HERE.
On the song, Madeline focuses on the liberation that can come from a particularly painful breakup. “Growing up, I dealt with my father’s addiction, so I have known from a really young age what an absent mind looks like. I knew how it felt to be talking to a completely different person, who you knew wouldn’t even remember what you were saying. My ex’s dependence on a substance uprooted the trauma of having to take care of an addicted adult as a little girl. I just couldn’t be that little girl again, so I left. That was what was healthy for me.”
“Why I Broke Up With You” follows “MEAN!” – the moody anthem that has been a run-away success on TikTok, landing on the app’s Top Sounds for six consecutive week, garnering over 909K creates and is approaching 50 million global streams. Two weeks ago, the singer released an alternate version of the track, featuring her co-writer Noah Kahan.