Act Like You Don't

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"Act Like You Don't"
Brooke Eden - Act Like You Don't (single cover).jpg
Single by Brooke Eden
from the album Welcome to the Weekend
ReleasedFebruary 13, 2017 (2017-02-13)
GenreCountry pop
Length3:53
LabelRed Bow
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jacob Durrett
  • Nick Brophy
Brooke Eden singles chronology
"Diamonds"
(2016)
"Act Like You Don't"
(2017)

"Act Like You Don't" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Brooke Eden for her second extended play, Welcome to the Weekend (2016). Inspired by a real-life breakup, Eden co-wrote the country pop ballad with Cary Barlowe and Jesse Frasure.[1] It was released to American country radio via Red Bow Records on February 13, 2017 as the EP's second single.[2]

Composition[edit]

"Act Like You Don't" is a country pop ballad about the struggle of moving on from a relationship that ended amicably.[3] The song's lyrics find Eden "pleading for space" from an ex-boyfriend in order to heal from her heartbreak.[1] Critics have complimented the "authentic" songwriting and have compared the song's themes to "Keep It to Yourself" by Kacey Musgraves.[3][4]

Critical reception[edit]

Lisa Konicki of Nash Country Weekly wrote that the song is "powerful" and has "got the makings of a hit."[1] Billy Dukes of Taste of Country wrote that "every element of the song fits the mood," and called it "a true showcase of [Eden's] impressive range and emotion."[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Act Like You Don't" debuted at number 59 on the Country Airplay chart dated May 6, 2016, becoming Eden's second charting single.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[6] 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Konicki, Lisa (February 9, 2017). "Listen to Brooke Eden's Moving New Single, "Act Like You Don't"". Nash Country Weekly. American Media. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Future Release for Country Radio Stations". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on January 23, 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Dukes, Billy (February 15, 2017). "Brooke Eden, 'Act Like You Don't' [Listen]". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Hostelley, Laura (September 28, 2016). "EP Review: Brooke Eden's 'Welcome to the Weekend'". Sounds Like Nashville. SpinMedia. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "Country Airplay: The Week Of May 6, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Brooke Eden Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2017.