Michael Ray Readies New Single ‘Her World Or Mine’

Michael Ray may be on the highest of highs after an incredible year of sold-out shows, a No. 1 single and travelling around the world performing for fans, however, he’s no stranger to heartbreak as he shares a thoughtful and honest perspective about love and loss in his latest single “Her World Or Mine.”

Ray’s fourth single is the emotional centrepiece of his sophomore album Amos and starkly contrasts the carefree theme and upbeat sound of his recent No.1 hit, “One That Got Away.” His relatable ballad examines both sides of a breakup and how painful moving on can be. The heartbreak expressed in “Her World Or Mine,” Ray says, “is the reason I got into country music.” 

“When we added ‘Her World or Mine’ to our live show last year, the response was immediate and now every night on the road the crowd sings it back to us,” shares Ray. “I think it has resonated so strongly with fans because no matter which side you are on…the one who has moved on or the one who is hanging on…everyone has been there at some point in their life, they see themselves in this song. I certainly do.” 

One of us still has our picture taped up on the dash
One of us took that one from Mexico, threw it in the trash
One of us don’t even notice
When the radio plays that song
One of us breaks down and has to pull over
Whenever it comes on
No there ain’t no in between
When it comes to her and me

One of us moved on, one of us got stuck
One of us is drinkin’ just for fun
One of us is drinkin’ to get drunk
One of us sleeps good
One of us hates to face the night
Just depends if you’re talkin’ about
Her world or mine

The emotional song was written by Brett Beavers, Jamie Paulin and Travis Denning and produced by Scott Hendricks. The track has been described as a “poignant ballad” by Rolling Stone while People proclaims, “Michael Ray finds a new kind of coolness … by being more vulnerable.”