Lauren Alaina “It Was Me” Song Review

Mercury Nashville multi-platinum singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina grew up in the small town of Rossville, Georgia. Alaina released three number 1 hit singles between 2017 and 2020 and won several awards including American Country Music’s New Female Vocalist of the Year and Country Music Television’s Breakthrough Video of the Year for “Road Less Traveled.” 


Following the success of two critically acclaimed EPs Getting Good and Getting Over Him, Alaina has announced the release of a new album Sitting Pretty on Top of The World that drops on September 3rd. The first song from that album “It Was Me” which was released on July 30th gives fans a sneak-peak at a very personal album.

The slow acoustic start to “It Was Me” sets the perfect tone for this soulful retrospective. Alaina’s breath-taking vocal range is on center stage and she doesn’t hold back. She belts out the true range of her powerful voice with abandon and expertly draws out traditional twang drenched in emotion reminiscent of Dolly Parton.

Alaina offers her fans a piece of her heart by sharing this raw, honest account of personal growth and self-realization. She continues to mature as an artist and as a person as she takes responsibility for mistakes in a profound way that will resonate with anyone who has ever hurt somebody because they were a bit broken. 

Lauren Alaina It Was Me

“Your hands on my body, your lips just made me hate me even more. And boy, I’m so sorry but the ugly truth is I was just so insecure. But you didn’t break me so how could you save me?”

Alaina takes full accountability for her actions which demonstrates a great deal of healing and growing up.

“I broke your heart ‘cause mine was already broken and let you take all of the blame.” “I was taking my hurt and hurting you with it and for whatever its’ worth, I wish that I didn’t.”

This gut-punching line puts the cherry on the sundae that is this incredible, cathartic song.

“It wasn’t you I didn’t love, it was me.”

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