Rolling Stone Shares Courtney Marie Andrews’ New Song ‘I’ve Hurt Worst’

Rolling Stone has shared the third song to be taken from Courtney Marie Andrews forthcoming album, describing it as “A rich folk ballad that showcases the full range of Andrews’ dynamic, remastered- vinyl vocals, “I’ve Hurt Worse” waltzes through a whole slew of lovers’ excuses, centered on a gentle crescendo of piano. Produced by Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan) it’s one of many moments on May Your Kindness Remain, out March 23rd, that show a sophisticated understanding of what humans are able to sacrifice just to love and be loved – or even to simply make it through the day.

Courtney explains: “This is one of the few songs I’ve ever written with such a heavy sense, of sarcasm. I have a family member who loves to hurt in a relationship and they are addicted to toxic and abusive partners. The narrator in “I’ve Hurt Worse” is justifying their partners behaviours by comparing them to an even worse relationship they’ve been in before. It’s a sarcastic song about recognising abuse and allowing your own mental instability to get the best of you.” Or more simply, “a love song I wrote for all the folks who can’t help but fall in love with jerks.

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