“American Idol” Alum, Gabby Barrett is coming out swinging with her new single, “I Hope.”
The song, written by Gabby, Jon Nite, and Zachary Kale, has the powerful vocalist singing about about getting payback on an ex, hoping she cheats on him like he did on her.
The singer took to Instagram to share the story behind the song. Giving ladies everywhere an anthem to dedicate to their exes.
“It was Halloween time. We sat around and thought about it. We came to the idea of writing a song about a guy and a girl that didn’t work out but the girl still wishes him kinda well. Even though he’s moved on. But she’s still being nice,” Gabby said in the video.
“I said, ‘That’s not how girls really think.’ We’re really like, ‘Well, I hope she ends up cheating on you because you did me wrong.’ That’s kind of what this song is about. I wanted it to be the things that we kind of never say. For it to be that song that empowers girls when they hear it and they think of that one guy or girl that they were with and they can dedicate it to them in that way.”
“I hope you’re both feeling sparks by the end of the drive / I hope you know she’s the one by the end of the night / I hope you never ever felt more free Tell your friends that you’re so happy / I hope she comes along and wrecks every one of your plans / I hope you spend your last dime to put a rock on her hand / I hope she’s wilder than your wildest dreams /She’s everything you’re ever gonna need / And Then I hope she cheats / Like you did on me / And Then I hope she cheats /Like you did on me,” she sings in the chorus.
“After my Idol chapter closed, I knew this song was the one I wanted to frame myself with,” Gabby said in a statement. “Being a female, I know what it’s like to go through a bad break up and not get to say what you really want to. This song is for anybody that has gone through the same.”
Gabby has been busy touring as part of American Idol Live! The singer expects to have a video out soon for “I Hope.”