Now that Gabby Barrett‘s breakthrough hit, “I Hope,” has become a smash on both the country and pop charts, the American Idol alum is turning her attention to her follow-up single — and it couldn’t be more different.
“‘The Good Ones’ is another very special song,” she tells ABC Audio. “It’s kind of — well, pretty much is — a 360 [degree turn] from ‘I Hope.’ ‘I Hope’ was talking about a past relationship in high school that I had went through, unfortunately.”
“And then, ‘The Good Ones’ is kind of bringing you into my present life,” she continues. “And it was, of course, written and inspired by my husband. And so you’re kind of getting to know me through my music a little bit — past, present.”
Gabby and husband Cade Foehner met while competing on Idol in 2018, and tied the knot in October of the next year. Right now, they’re anxiously awaiting their first child, a daughter, who should arrive by the end of the month.
The expectant mother believes the upbeat message of “The Good Ones” is something we all could use right now.
“I thought it was just a really cool song to release during the times that we’re in right now, something positive,” she reflects. “And the music video was really, really fun to shoot, really meaningful. I’m glad that I got to put a spin on that and make it not just an ordinary music video, but with a message.”
“So, hopefully it’s another good ONE!” she adds, with hopes it will become her second number one. (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)
Cade does make a cameo in “The Good Ones” music video, but that’s not the “meaningful” twist Gabby’s alluding too. Check out the clip on YouTube to experience it for yourself.