Reporting Annie Reuter
On the track, Hayes sings, “I don’t want good and I don’t want good enough/I want can’t sleep, can’t breathe without your love . . . I don’t want easy, I want crazy.”
Radio.com sat down with Hayes to discuss his songwriting process and whether he ever holds back on revealing too much for fear the person he’s writing about will find out.
“I’m a big fan of just letting everything out on the table. That’s why I write songs, that’s why I do what I do,” he explained. “I’m a big fan of just saying whatever is on your mind. My filter’s not that great. That’s how I think through everything.”
A big fan of communication, Hayes says this is how he writes his songs.
“I do like to talk about things and figure it out. It helps you think through it. When you hear it back, sometimes it’s not always as good of an idea as it was when you were just thinking it,” he said.