Heartbreak Coverup

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"Heartbreak Coverup"
Jesse Labelle - Heartbreak Coverup single.jpg
Single by Jesse Labelle featuring Alyssa Reid
from the album Two
Released April 10, 2012 (2012-04-10)
Recorded 2012
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:19
Jesse Labelle singles chronology
"Heartbreak Coverup"
"One Last Night"

"Heartbreak Coverup"
"One Last Night"
Alyssa Reid singles chronology
"The Game"
(2011) The Game2011
"Heartbreak Coverup"
(2012) Heartbreak Coverup2012
"Talk Me Down"
(2012) Talk Me Down2012

"Heartbreak Coverup" is a song recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Jesse Labelle for his second studio album, Two (2012), featuring guest vocals by Alyssa Reid. It was released in Canada through Wax Records as the lead single from the album on April 10, 2012.[1] The song was written by Labelle and Reid along with Rob James, Dave Lichens, Luke McMaster, and Thomas "Tawgs" Salter. A remix EP was released in the UK through 3 Beat Records on May 19, 2013.[2]

It was the first song of Labelle's career to hold a position on a Billboard chart, debuting at #82 on the Canadian Hot 100.[3] "Heartbreak Coverup" was included on the Now! 20 compilation album and earned Labelle the "Best New Group or Solo Artist" award in the genre of Hot AC at the 2012 Canadian Radio Music Awards.[4]


"Heartbreak Coverup" is a midtempo, piano-driven pop rock ballad with a duration of three minutes and nineteen seconds. It is composed in the key of E-minor and is set to a tempo of 77 BPM.[5] Lyrically, the song describes a man drinking to dull or "cover up" the pain of his "heartbreak" and contemplating calling his ex, whom he can't seem to let go. Reid's vocal styling on the refrain contains influences of contemporary R&B.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Heartbreak Coverup" was directed by Marc André Debruyne and premiered July 10, 2012.[6]


The video starts of with Jesse Labelle performing the song. Which eventually leads to Alyssa Ried.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[7]

  • "Heartbreak Coverup (feat. Alyssa Reid) [Radio Version]" - 3:19
  • "Heartbreak Coverup (No Feature Version)" - 3:20

Remixes EP[2]

  • "Heartbreak Coverup (UK Radio Edit)" - 2:39
  • "Heartbreak Coverup (Liam Keegan Radio Edit)" - 2:38
  • "Heartbreak Coverup (Radio Edit)" - 3:19
  • "Heartbreak Coverup (Liam Keegan Radio Edit)" - 3:25
  • "Heartbreak Coverup (Liam Keegan Club Mix)" - 5:50
  • "Heartbreak Coverup (Wideboys Radio Edit)" - 4:10
  • "Heartbreak Coverup (Wideboys Remix)" - 6:11
  • "Heartbreak Coverup (iStep Remix)" - 5:22
  • "Heartbreak Coverup (iStep Dub Mix)" - 5:22

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 46
Canada AC (Billboard)[9] 13
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 44
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[11] 12


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Gold 40,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone