"I wish you loved me too, but you don't," Ruthie Collins lays bare on her new song "You Don't." Sung over minimal production, the rising country artist confronts the all-too-familiar experience of unrequited love, her personal catharsis guiding listeners to a place of vulnerability, and, eventually, freedom.
"'You Don't' is one of the saddest and most vulnerable songs I have ever written," Collins tells AXS. "It's about the moment in a relationship where you know you have to leave to preserve your own dignity. It's a tough and real moment, but we all go through it. I'm so glad this song made the record."
"You Don't" comes off Collins' upcoming album Get Drunk and Cry, due out Oct. 20 via Curb Records. Step into Collins' heartbreak through the lyric video above.