Sam Hunt is wrong. Break ups in the 90's were not easier. They were just different.
Mainly because of all the things we didn't know we didn't know: there was no Facebook for stalking your ex, no Instagram stories to see if she/he watched, no SnapChat to find her/his location, and no Twitter to find who she/he is following now.
So Hunt does make a strong case for the relatively pain-free, pre-social-media kind of heartbreak with his new single "Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s." He wrote the song with Zach Crowell, Chris LaCorte, Josh Osborne and Ernest Smith, and just released the official lyric video. The song is on Hunt's Southside album released earlier this year.
"The trick was not filling it up with a bunch of technology references and trying to find the story within it. It's just the world's so much smaller now. In a lot of ways, like the fact that I can release the record and still stay in touch with my fans, there's so many positives.
"But when it comes to relationships and navigating old relationships or new relationships and especially breakups," Hunt admitted of the song, "it can be tricky."
With lyrics like 'bout had enough of watchin' you gettin' on with your life, and tired of seein' pictures I don't wanna see, and it looks like you're gettin' over me faster than I'm gettin' over you, he paints a picture of all the ways that modern love can hit a little harder.