Tyra Madison Burns Down Heartache On ‘Hurts A Little Less’ (Review)
Tyra Madison claws her way through the wreckage of heartbreak. With “Hurts a Little Less,” the singer-songwriter details the bottoming out and how she found herself through such ruin. Now, she’s certainly far stronger than she ever was before.
“Hurts a little less than a freight train, hurricane, wrecking everything in sight,” she sings over gummy production. “Yeah, you might have just broken my heart again, but it hurts a little less this time.”
The pain still courses in her veins, yet there’s something empowering about rediscovering one’s self-worth through the tear-stained late nights. She sits in her emotions, allowing herself to feel whatever she feels. “Hurts a little less than a sledgehammer pounding your chest in the middle of the night,” she sings, her voice a raspy whisper. Co-written with Adam Wheeler, the mid-tempo toe-tapper lights a match to the heartache and leaves nothing but ash behind.
“This song is a raw and honest reflection of the pain and growth that comes with heartbreak,” Madison says in a press statement. “I hope it resonates with anyone who has experienced the struggle of letting go and finding strength in the midst of it all.”
Listen to “Hurts a Little Less” below.
Madison hails from Pine Top, Kentucky, and began releasing music back in 2018. Through a series of singles, including a cover of “All I Want for Christmas is You,” she set in motion what would become her breakout moment. Released in 2020, “Right Girl Wrong Time” has snagged more than six million Spotify streams to date.
Several more singles followed, from “Bridesmaids” to “Ain’t That Lonely Tonight” and “Plead the Fifth.” Madison now readies the release of her debut EP, expected this fall.