Ashleigh Rogers’ “Letting Go” is the country breakup song you need in your life, but it took some time for the singer and songwriter to come to terms with the whole story.
“‘Letting Go’ was inspired by an unbelievably complicated relationship that I held onto for years,” Rogers said. “After the last break up I continued to suppress an angry grudge and even a delusional regret, half wishing that things would have turned out differently.”
“Letting Go” feels like that perfect blend of country and pop–a soaring anthem for the brokenhearted.
“I wrote this song once I had finally reached a point where I could look at the entire situation realistically, and I knew that it wasn’t fair to expect anything from him at all,” she said. “I decided to embrace the fact that we all have a right to our freedom, and he deserves to be himself and live his life the way he chooses to live it.”
“I also wanted to admit to my own part in the wrongdoings for the first time, rather than point fingers at him, painting him as the villain. My goal was for this message to stay peaceful and honest, and it was something I needed to say to him, as well as to myself.”
A self-taught piano player, who has always loved poetry and creative expression, she moved to Nashville in 2017 to push her career further.