Colbie Caillat And Sheryl Crow Team Up For A Captivating New Duet, “I’ll Be Here”: Watch The Music Video

“My heart is so happy and in awe that my lovely friend Sheryl Crow is singing it with me,” Caillat shared.

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Posted on September 8, 2023

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Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow; Photo Courtesy of Single Art

Female powerhouse singers Colbie Caillat and Sheryl Crow have joined forces for a powerful new collaboration that is a fresh, feel-good track called “I’ll Be Here,” out today (Friday, Sept. 8).

Reimagined Version Of Caillat’s “Never Gonna Let You Down”

Produced by Jamie Kenney and penned by Caillat, Brett James, Jason Reeves, and Kenny Edmond, “I’ll Be Here” will sound familiar to some folks as it is a rework of “Never Gonna Let You Down” from Caillat’s fifth studio album Gypsy Heart, released in 2014. 

“I wrote ‘I’ll Be Here’ with Brett James at my house in California about 13 years ago,” Caillat explained of the tune. “We wanted to write an uplifting song for anyone to sing to whoever they love, including singing it to yourself because that’s important too. Over the years, we recorded many variations of it, but this one is the original and my favorite and how it was always meant to sound. My heart is so happy and in awe that my lovely friend Sheryl Crow is singing it with me. Her legendary voice and calm tone, so perfectly shares the message of this nurturing song with me. And Jamie Kenney’s tasteful production took it all the way home.”

Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow "I'll Be Here" Single Art
Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow “I’ll Be Here” Single Art

Unlike the original, however, “I’ll Be Here” offers listeners a more stripped-down feel with its light acoustic guitar picking dancing beneath Caillat and Crow’s separate distinctive vocals. Caillat shines in the opening lines of the first verse, while Crow shows off her edgy vocals in the second verse. During the chorus, both artists pair their vocals together in stunning harmony, turning the take into an ear-grabbing sing-along built to bring joy everywhere with its positive message. 

I’m never gonna let you down, always gonna build you up / When you’re feelin’ lost, I will always find you, love / Never gonna walk away, always gonna have your back / And if nothin’ else, you can always count on that / When you need me, I will be here / I’ll be here, I’ll be here, I’ll be here / I’ll be here, I’ll be here, I’ll be here,” Caillat and Crow sing in harmony throughout the chorus of the song. 

Listen To Colbie Caillat And Sheryl Crow’s New Duet Below

See The Music Video For “I’ll Be Here” Below

Along with the track, Caillat and Crow star together in the newly released accompanying music video directed by Tess Lafia.

The scenic visual opens with Caillat driving in the countryside as she sings her parts of the tune. The “Bubbly” songstress flies solo until the second verse, in which Crow is shown driving around in a blue-colored truck.

The two share vocals as the clip transitions into a split screen, allowing the simplicity and beauty of the outdoors to take over before the two find their destination, which brings them together at a table with friends – a real girl power moment. 

Ahead of the release, Caillat teased the song on Instagram, writing, “Guys!! I have one more single coming out, and it’s with the lovely @sherylcrow called “I’ll Be Here”! 🧡🎶 It’s available for pre-save now through the link in my bio #ColbieCaillat #SherylCrow #IllBeHere #newmusic#countrymusic.”

She also included side-by-side images in her announcement. The first of the two images shows her seated inside a recording studio alongside Crow. The second snapshot, meanwhile, shows fans the cover art for the single, which finds the two artists sitting on a pair of outdoor lounge chairs while dressed in summery clothes and cowgirl boots. 

“DREAM combo,” one person commented below the post, while another added, “Wow! This is epic!!! 👏👏👏🔥🔥Two voices that forever changed me.”

A third follower wrote, “What a great pairing. Can’t wait to hear the duet from two of my favorite female artists!” 

Song To Appear On Caillat’s First-Ever Solo Country Album

“I’ll Be Here” serves as an instant-grat track from Caillat’s upcoming first solo country album, Along The Way. The tune also follows previous releases, “Still Gonna Miss You,” “Wide Open,” “Pretend,” and “Worth It.”

Colbie Caillat’s Along The Way Track List

1. “Wide Open” | Colbie Caillat, Alysa Vanderheym, Jordyn Shellhart

2. “Pretend” | Caillat, AJ Pruis, Liz Rose

3. “Worth It” | Caillat, AJ Pruis, Liz Rose

4. “Sometimes You Need a Change” | Caillat, AJ Pruis, Liz Rose

5. “For Someone” | Caillat, AJ Pruis, Liz Rose

6. “Meant For Me” | Caillat, AJ Pruis, Liz Rose

7. “Still Gonna Miss You” | Caillat, Jason Reeves

8. “I’ll Be Here” featuring Sheryl Crow | Caillat, Brett James, Jason Reeves, Kenny Edmonds

9. “Buying Time” | Caillat, AJ Pruis, Liz Rose

10. “Blue” | Caillat

11. “Two Birds” | Caillat

12. “Old and New” | Caillat

13. “The Other Side” | Caillat, AJ Pruis, Liz Rose

Colbie Caillat 'Along The Way' Album Art
Colbie Caillat ‘Along The Way’ Album Art

Caillat’s new album, Along The Way, is due out on October 6. Take a listen to “I’ll Be Here” in the clip above.

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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