Tim Prottey-Jones and Jessica Lynn have released their unique take on Billy Ray Cyrus’ smash-hit ‘Achy Breaky Heart’.
Available to download and stream now, the song has been given a gothic spin just in time for Halloween. This new version turns the song on its head, creating a version that plays on the tempestuous and now bitter and broken relationship depicted in the lyrics.
“I’m delighted to start unveiling this 90s’ cover project,” says Tim Prottey-Jones, “and what better way to start than with ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ and with Jessica Lynn! She is such a dynamic performer and having played some shows on her last UK tour, I knew we needed to record a duet together! I’ve loved being able to strip the song back to its lyric & to almost start over with the track musically, giving it a darker edge and an intimacy with the two voices. I think people are going to be pleasantly shocked when they hear this!”
“I was so excited when Tim asked me to collaborate with him on this really cool project,” says Jessica, “To rework such a classic country tune in such a new way and to be able to collaborate with a talent like Tim was very inspiring to me! We performed together on my last UK tour and I am really looking forward to sharing this release with everybody, especially with the eerie twist we have put on the tune, just in time for Halloween!”
‘Achy Breaky Heart’ was written back in 1990 by Don Von Tress and recorded by The Marcy Brothers, under the title ‘Don’t Tell My Heart’. The classic track is best-known for Billy Ray Cyrus’s recording, which was released as his debut single and became his signature song. It was included on Billy Ray’s debut album ‘Some Gave All’ in 1992.
Take a listen to the song below: