February 21, 2014


Cassadee Pope Sparkles in "I Wish I Could Break Your Heart" Video

With a Top 10 album and hit Top 40 singleCassadee Pope is by far the biggest success story from The Voice. The Season 3 champ isn't slowing down with the new video for "I Wish I Could Break Your Heart," her new single with even more crossover appeal than her Taylor Swift-meets-Avril-Lavigne debut.

While "Wasting All These Tears" was a somber, country-pop ballad, Pope's latest subject matter isn't much happier. In this song, she's frustrated she can't return the hurt a lover bestows upon her, but she sounds much peppier. Electric guitar riffs and steel guitar twangs grow in intensity while the 24-year-old sings, "Well the truth is that I never ever wanna hurt you, baby / But it'd be nice to know that I could / Be strong enough to pull you under, throw you back a little under thunder / Even though I never would / I wish I could break, I wish I could break your heart." This certainly wouldn't sound out of place on a T. Swift album, making us think this track has a place on pop and country radio.

Pope gets her titular wish in the video that sees the Florida stunner singing in a series of Valentine's Day-themed sets—you're a few days late, Cass! She even sings inside a jumbo electronic heart that looks like the type of thing Cher would pop out of on tour. By the video's end, she breaks an actual heart—even though it's a dinky little glowing thing that shatters under her heel.

So far, "I Wish I Could Break Your Heart" has peaked at No. 47 on the Billboard Country Songs chart, but look out for this video to push up that position soon.