Gabby Barrett teams with Charlie Puth for ‘I Hope’

Song will appear Barrett’s debut album later this year

Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett gives new meaning to her breakout single “I Hope,” with a red-hot collaboration featuring Atlantic Records/APG’s Charlie Puth. The anthemic track, co-written by Barrett with Zachary Kale and Jon Nite, along with Puth contributing to the new version, and co-produced by Kale and Ross Copperman, is now available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers.

Sparking from Puth’s Instagram story applauding the track, Barrett and Puth have now reimagined the “lightning-in-a-bottle single” (PEOPLE) as a two-part breakup story featuring a fresh dual perspective, with Puth’s keen artistry and pop sensibility and Barrett’s powerhouse vocals, melding to create the perfect storm on the “vindictive crossover hit” (Rolling Stone). Marking Puth’s first venture into Country music, “I Hope” (feat. Charlie Puth) will be included on Barrett’s much-anticipated debut album due out this year.

“I can’t wait for fans to hear this! With Charlie being on this track, it changes the perspective of the song,” shares Barrett. “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.”

“I fell in love with the song when I first heard it, and to be able to reimagine it with Gabby and the writers and producers and take it to a new place, is really exciting,” Puth comments.

The genre-bending collaboration comes hot on the heels of record-breaking success, with Barrett’s platinum solo version of “I Hope” claiming over 227 million U.S. on-demand streams, continuing its way towards country radio’s summit. Across genres, the on-fire single is making waves, topping the Country On-Demand Overall streaming chart this week and entering the Top 20 on Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 chart. The ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee recently wrapped up a six consecutive week reign atop the Billboard Emerging Artists chart, and was chosen as their most-recent Chartbreaker.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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