As Gabby Barrett’s debut smash, “I Hope,” makes its way to the top of the country charts, the vocal powerhouse has enlisted Charlie Puth for a remix of the song.
Prior to the release of the “I Hope” remix, Barrett called into The Bobby Bones Show where she officially revealed that Puth was the secret artist joining her on the remix. She told the story about how the unlikely collab came about during her chat with host Bobby Bones.
“He posted the song on his Instagram story and had the caption like ‘wow’ and tagged me in it and he later on messaged me and said, ‘hey I want to remix this song,’” Barrett explained. “Then our teams just kind of got together and now we have a new version of the song and I’m super excited for people to hear [it].”
Puth recently took to Twitter to share his excitement over the song, writing, “This song is A+ songwriting and I just had to be apart of it. Thank you so much for having me on it Gabby.”
The remix offers a different perspective on the song, which is something Barrett is especially excited about.
“I can’t wait for fans to hear this! With Charlie being on this track, it changes the perspective of the song,” she explained in a statement. “When I wrote it I was writing from a woman’s perspective, and so with him being on it, it kind of shows the men’s perspective too. That both sides get cheated on and it’s not just a one-sided thing.”
The original version of “I Hope” is the American Idol alum’s debut radio single. She co-wrote the track alongside Jon Nite and Zachary Kale. The remix includes Puth as a songwriter and was co-produced by Kale and Ross Copperman.
Click above to listen to the “I Hope” remix featuring Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth.