Jake Hoot and Kelly Clarkson Duet on Stunning ‘I Would’ve Loved You’

The former 'Voice' winner and his coach team up for a power ballad of regret.

Written by Chris Parton
Jake Hoot and Kelly Clarkson Duet on Stunning ‘I Would’ve Loved You’
THE VOICE -- "Live Finale Results" Episode 1720B -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelly Clarkson, Jake Hoot -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Country newcomer Jake Hoot teams up with Kelly Clarkson for a stunning duet on “I Would’ve Loved You,” with the former Voice contestant and coach wondering what might have been.

Part of the Middle Tennessee native debut EP, Love Out of Time, the regret filled ballad features a double shot of emotionally charged vocal power, provided by a pair fans of The Voice have long hoped to see. Hoot is the season 17 winner of NBC’s beloved vocal competition, and Clarkson was his coach, so “I Would’ve Loved You” is something of a reunion. But it’s not exactly a happy one.

Featuring a dark, shadowy sound, and matching Hoot’s dynamic vulnerability with superstar theatrics, the track pulls every ounce of heartache from a missed chance at true love.

Just like the rest of the Love Out of Time EP, “I Would’ve Loved You” was produced by Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Maddie & Tae). The set features five songs including the previously released title track (which Sounds Like Nashville premiered earlier this week) and a fun cover of “La Bamba.” It shot to Number 3 on iTunes All Genre Album Chart when it was released today (January 27).

“If I could write out what this album means to me, it would take more than the character limit that Instagram allows,” Hoot told his fans after the EP’s release. “But I will tell you that myself, my family, my team, producer, writers, studio band, and so many others poured so much of ourselves into this project, and its surreal that it’s finally out! I hope and pray that you love it as much as I do!”

Jake Hoot also helped out his home state after deadly tornado in 2020 with charitable song “Tennessee Strong.” Here’s the complete track list for Love Out of Time:

  1. “This Is The Night” (Written by Hoot, Danny Myrick and Kylie Sackley)
  2. “Somethin’ We Can Slow Dance To” (Written by Hoot, Danny Myrick and Olivia Rudeen)
  3. “Love Out Of Time” (Written by Hoot and Dave Pahanish)
  4. “La Bamba” feat. Ricky Duran
  5. ”I Would’ve Loved You feat. Kelly Clarkson” (Written by Hoot, Dean Sams and Jamie Floyd)