Listen To Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry’s Mesmerizing New Duet, ‘Where We Started’
A few months ago, Thomas Rhett didn’t think Katy Perry knew who he was or that he even existed and…
Katy Perry, Thomas Rhett; Photo via Instagram
Rhett’s much-anticipated new album, Where We Started, is out now, and the title track features guest vocals from Perry — something that the country singer admits is pretty “mind-blowing.”
In a recent interview with Country Now and other media outlets, Rhett revealed that a duet was “never a plan,” it just sort of happened that way.
It all started when a member of his team asked for his permission to send it to Perry to see if she’d be interested in collaborating on the song.
“I was like, ‘Yeah, but they’re not gonna respond.’…And literally within 24 hours Katy responded and said, ‘I love this. I resonate with this so well,’” Rhett explained. “When she put her vocal on it, it took her, like, two weeks. She really put a lot of time and effort into this vocal…This reminded me of how amazing a vocalist she is, and I feel like it really came to life.”
The 15-track album dropped overnight and “Where We Started” is finally out for fans to hear. Perry, who once resided in Music City when she was pursuing a career in Christian music, took to social media to share her excitement over the track.
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“Went back to my Nashville roots to do #WhereWeStarted with my friend @thomasrhettakins ♥️🌱 Our little duet (which is also the title track to his new album) is out now! 🤗,” she wrote.
“Where We Started” opens with Rhett and after the first verse, Perry joins in with her distinctive vocals. Backed by pop/country production, Rhett and Perry go on to recall the beginning days of a relationship and remind themselves of the better days at moments when life gets them down.
“Those days when you’re brokenhearted/ And you’re gettin’ knocked down/ And you say you don’t know how far we’re gonna go/ Just look at that road and think about where we started/ Keep your eyes on me ’cause talk is cheap/ We’re all we need, yeah/ Darlin’, I know how far we’re gonna go/ Just look at that road and think about where we started,” they sing on the chorus.
While Rhett has not revealed plans to release “Where We Started” as a single, it would be a smart move as it would appeal to the masses and likely race to the top of the country (and pop) radio charts.
The superstar previously teased that the album will be an “emotional roller coaster” for fans.
“I like to make you cry, but then I immediately like to make you smile. And once you smile, I want you to dance. And once you dance, I want you to cry again,” he said.
Click HERE to listen to Where We Started.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.