Chrissy Metz Shares Emotional New Breakup Song, ‘Actress’

After releasing the breathtaking “Talking to God” earlier this year, Chrissy Metz is giving fans another taste of what’s to…

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 1, 2020

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After releasing the breathtaking “Talking to God” earlier this year, Chrissy Metz is giving fans another taste of what’s to come on her forthcoming debut album with “Actress.”

Out now, the piano-driven ballad finds the This Is Us star crooning over a breakup. Throughout the song, which Metz co-wrote with Nicolette Hayford, Matt McGinn and Nathan Spicer, she details how she uses her acting chops to hide the pain she’s endured.

“Well thank God I’m an actress / he don’t know what’s on my mind / and even though I’m laughing, I ain’t having a good time,” she sings . “And that’s the real him happy / but for me it’s just a lie / He won’t ever know / ever know, tonight / Thank God I’m an actress.”

Click below to listen to “Actress.”

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“I love a good break up song and I love the play on words,” the award-winning actress shares in a statement. “Obviously, I’m an actress, but we have all had those experiences where we put on that brave face when our heart is just broken, we act as if nothing is wrong even though you’re dying inside- wanting something so desperately you don’t have anymore.”

Metz has been spending a lot of time in Nashville writing and recording for her EMI Nashville debut album. She recently opened up to People about the opportunity to release music.

“It’s really exciting to be doing music that, you know, I’ve wanted to do forever,” she said. “Literally, since I could remember or really even mutter a song.”

“Music was my first love,” she continued. “It’s very cathartic — music, as we all know, is very healing. And it was always something I wanted to pursue.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.