Season 4 winner of “The Voice,” Danielle Bradbery, has an airy new country-pop song with friend Thomas Rhett called “Goodbye Summer.” While the song tells the tale of a summer love lost, the addition of Rhett helps the track to float into a reminiscent vibe instead of the murky waters of sadness.
Bradbery’s new single from Big Machine Label Group serves as a companion to “Hello Summer” on her 2017 sophomore album I Don’t Believe We’ve Met. In the original recording, Bradbery sings alone on a more pared down version of the track. The song’s lyrics were penned by Rhett himself along with his dad Rhett Akins, Julian Bunetta and the Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston.
Bradbery and Rhett have a special bond, so when the two join together on “Goodbye Summer” the song takes new heights.
“Thomas Rhett was one of the first mentors I had in Nashville and we’ve become really good friends over the years. He’s like a big brother to me, so to be able to record a song he wrote was incredibly special,” Bradbery said in a statement. “I remember when I first heard the demo, I actually jammed to it with Thomas Rhett’s vocal on it as if it wasn’t even going to be mine. Now to have the opportunity to re-record the song with him — it’s a dream scenario.”
In a statement, Rhett said he’s enjoyed seeing the song change since he wrote it.
“Danielle’s voice really took it to another level, and I’m pumped that we got the chance to team up on a new version. It’s always a blast getting to create with your friends,” he stated.
Bradbery, who wrote 7 out of the 10 tracks on I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, is currently touring around to festivals and fairs across the United States. The Texas native’s last two singles,”Worth It” and “Sway” reintroduced her to the music world since the release of her 2013 self-titled album.