Hunter Metts shared his first-ever single “20,000 Kisses.”
On Friday, May 14, the former American Idol contestant recorded the track alongside producer Ian Fitchuk, who said Metts’ came with a “decent amount” of production already in place. Metts also worked on the single with Josh Moore and Mark Irwin.
Listen to the brand new track below.
In a recent interview with The Tennessean, Metts explained that Idol is a launchpad for him and following the show, he will be taking on music full time.
“I’m all in, and I think this is the launchpad,” Metts’ explained to the outlet. “This is the very first thing, to get people hopefully interested in me as a person and connecting with my story. And then from there on out, it’s just articulating emotions through music. And I hope to do that for the rest of my life.”
During the May 16 Idol episode, the final four artists will compete for America’s vote, singing three songs including their winner’s single, a personal song choice as well as a song mentored by Billie Eilish’s brother and world renowned producer Finneas.
Additionally, the rest of the Top 7 Idol finalists also released their debut singles, including Chayce Beckham, Willie Spence, Casey Bishop, Grace Kinstler, Arthur Gunn and more.