Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth Drop Pop Remix of ‘I Hope’

Crossover pair turns up the heat on a country hit.

Written by Chris Parton
Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth Drop Pop Remix of ‘I Hope’
Gabby Barrett; Photo Credit: Taylor Kelly

Rising talent Gabby Barrett teams with pop star Charlie Puth to makeover her debut hit in electrifying style, adding fresh heat to her fiery “I Hope.”

Co-written by Barrett with Zachary Kale and Jon Nite, the Platinum-certified hit was originally imagined as a vengeful country anthem, all about a cheater getting his just deserts. But with Puth adding his own lyrics and bold new production from Kale and Ross Copperman, the what-goes-around-comes-around jam takes on a new level of drama. There are two sides to every story, after all.

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

Barrett’s solo version of “I Hope” is now inside the Top 5 of country radio — as well as the the Top 20 of Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 chart — the lead off single to her Copperman-produced album debut. She’s also shared “The Good Ones” and “Hall of Fame” from that project