Mitchell Tenpenny titled his new album This Is The Heavy because the production packs a punch. "It's going to be big. It's going to be loud. It's going to be in your face and drum heavy," Mitchell said. The project finds its own lane between a little bit country, and a little bit rock `n' roll, and is without a doubt meant to be turned up.
This Is The Heavy is also heavy in the sense that the lyrics have weight. Within these songs are the stories behind both good and bad memories - exciting times in his life and ones that were tougher to get through. With this album Mitchell finds himself grown up and in a new phase of life as a touring musician, family man and soon-to-be married man. Balancing it all can get heavy. With equal parts highs and lows intertwined by clever lyrics and Mitchell's distinctive sound with a bit of extra edge, This Is The Heavy is a project Mitchell wants his fans to be able to get lost in, and find themselves in.