Derek Hoke Pushes Forward Amidst the Pain in ‘Let Go of My Heart’ [LISTEN]
Seasoned singer-songwriter Derek Hoke dusts off the ashes of a relationship's fiery end in his captivating new single "Let Go of My Heart."
The searing cut from Hoke's upcoming record Electric Mountain is an uplifting anthem for anyone trying to find their footing after being hit by heartbreak.
“‘Let Go of My Heart’ is probably the most direct song I’ve ever written about the end of a relationship,” Hoke says. “There’s not a lot of metaphor in there. It’s about trying to get your strength back and move forward, tell the person what you really think – instead of romanticizing a bad relationship.”
The richly-layered, rock-tinged accompaniment acts as the perfect backdrop for Hoke's lyrical kiss-off. When he confidently proclaims "you're never gonna bring me down again," Hoke leaves no room for doubt.
Listen to "Let Go of My Heart" below:
"Let Go of My Heart" is the second pre-release track Hoke has shared from Electric Mountain, which is set for release Sept. 9 via 3Sirens Music Group. The project, which was produced by Hoke's longtime friend and creative collaborator Dex Green, acts as a sonic shift from the moodier sound of his 2017 record Bring the Flood.
A stalwart of the Nashville music scene, Hoke has previously collaborated with a lengthy list of artist that includes Jason Isbell, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Elizabeth Cook. For Electric Mountain, he recruited the talents of Lillie Mae on fiddle and Thayer Serrano for backing vocals on select tracks.