So KNCI’s Nashville in The Neighborhood co-star Carly Pearce recently opened up to The Boot about her inspiration for her smash single, “Every Little Thing.” She says it is the most personal song she has written so far at 27 years old. Carly Pearce: I wrote “Every Little Thing” about a guy who really, really broke my heart a few years ago.
If you’ve experienced loss in any capacity, you know what it feels like to be in those moments of feeling like you really cannot go on without this person. And also, I wrote it to share that, in a relationship, it’s a roller coaster ride of good and bad, and you kind of deal with both of those when you’re with somebody.
What’s so funny is, this song — we knew going into it that we wanted to write a haunting ballad, Emily, busbee and I. And that’s kind of every songwriter’s nightmare, to write, with an artist, a haunting ballad. I love the dobro so much; I love the sounds of Alison Krauss’ music and really kind of wanted to capture that haunting thing.
We wrote that song in 45 minutes. I remember that was one of the fastest writes I’ve ever had, and I cried on the way home, because it was almost the final stamp of the nail in the coffin on that relationship. See the video below, and catch her live at Nashville In The Neighborhood Wednesday October 25th.