BRELAND Fuses Country And Hip-Hop In New Single, ‘Heartbreak & Alcohol’

BRELAND is no stranger to delivering cross-genre sounds.

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Lexi Liby

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February 23, 2024

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BRELAND enters a new creative phase with his latest single, “Heartbreak & Alcohol,” successfully combining elements of country and hip-hop.

Putting His Countrified Spin On A Hip-Hop Classic

BRELAND; Heartbreak & Alcohol
BRELAND; Heartbreak & Alcohol

Released on February 16, “Heartbreak & Alcohol” showcases the rising star’s ability to seamlessly merge the two genres within an emotional, yet upbeat tune.

While opening up about the new song, BRELAND explained that his dynamic track was inspired by Lil Wayne’s 2013 collaboration with Drake and Future titled, “Love Me.”

“It’s been a long journey for me blending Country music with other genres, but one thing I always wanted to do is sample something from the Hip-Hop world,” BRELAND said in a press release.  “Lil Wayne, Drake and Future absolutely nailed it the first time with ‘Love Me,’ and I’m hoping people appreciate the country spin I’ve put on it with ‘Heartbreak & Alcohol’.”

The Meaning Behind “Heartbreak & Alcohol”

Throughout the song, BRELAND depicts the desire to numb the pain of heartbreak through intoxication. By narrating a raw and relatable experience, he captures the uneasiness of lost love and explores the coping mechanisms one might participate in when faced with heartache. 

“I’m on that heartbreak and alcohol / I line ’em up and I drink ’em all / I lost the one, I need somethin’ strong / Just to get me through the pain that I’m feelin’ / I’m goin’ in like a wreckin’ ball / Don’t hit me up, I be missin’ calls / I’m on that heartbreak and alcohol / Baby, it’s gon’ be a hell of a weekend,” BRELAND sings in the chorus. 

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Third Annual BRELAND & Friends

Coming on the heels of this fresh breakup ballad is BRELAND’s headlining Little More Countrier Tour. The 14-stop journey will kick off at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on March 26. This show will mark his third annual BRELAND & Friends charity concert, supporting Music City’s Oasis Center, which aims to help at-risk youth.

BRELAND & Friends
BRELAND & Friends

The star-studded event will feature performances by Avery Anna, Caitlyn Smith, Chase Rice, Dalton Dover, Drake White, Josh Groban, The War And Treaty, Walker Hayes and more.

The Little More Countrier Tour will then continue bringing BRELAND’s passionate voice to major cities in the midwest, northeast and beyond.  Fans can anticipate the upcoming run to offer an enticing experience that pushes musical boundaries, signifying a pivotal moment in BRELAND’s already successful career.

Tickets are available on his official website.

Country Now Live – Feb. 27 2024

Country Now Live

Prior to launching his next run, the emerging artist will lend his vocals to the upcoming Country Now Live event, which will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  In addition to BRELAND, the show will be headlined by Chris Young, and also feature performances by Danielle BradberyDrake White, and Peytan Porter

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 27 at 6th & Peabody (423 6th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203) at 7 pm local time. Tickets, which are priced at just $25 (plus applicable fees), are available for purchase now HERE

BRELAND 2024 Tour Dates

March

26 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

April

3 – Indianapolis, IN – HiFi

4 – Milwaukee, WI – Vivarium

5 – St. Louis, MO @-The Golden Record

6 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck

25 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton

26 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

27 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl

29 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

30 – Jordan, NY – Kegs Canal Side

May

1 – Cleveland, OH – The Cambridge Room at House Of Blues

3 – Detroit, MI – El Club

4 -Chicago, IL – Joe’s on Weed St.

10 – Conroe, TX – Big As Texas Fest

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Lexi Liby

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Lexi Liby

I am a senior at Kansas State University, where I am majoring in Communication Studies. Throughout my time at college, I’ve had the opportunity to publish a few of my pieces in the University’s newspaper, The Collegian, and I’ve created my own website. I’ve previously interned for Country Insider, an iHeartMedia-owned country music industry newsletter and I am currently interning for CountryNow, a Red Light Management owned publication. I’m very passionate about music and writing, so I hope to find myself in a career that incorporates both of these passions.