Jake Hoot and Kelly Clarkson; Photo Courtesy of NBC
Jake Hoot and Kelly Clarkson; Photo Courtesy of NBC

Jake Hoot Announces Emotion-Filled Duet “I Would’ve Loved You” Featuring Kelly Clarkson

Jake Hoot announces the lead-off single from his forthcoming EP will feature superstar Kelly Clarkson.

The powerful duet is an emotion-filled ballad entitled “I Would’ve Loved You,” that will feature his coach from his season of The Voice, Clarkson.

Hoot knew that Clarkson would be the perfect duet partner for this track as soon as he wrote it.

“I Would’ve Loved You is a song about how the choices we make and the consequences that follow,” Hoot explained of the collaboration. “It is a story about someone who has so much love to give, but due to the other person’s decisions, that love turns into a hate that lasts forever. I am so honored to have written this song with Jamie Floyd and Dean Sams, who are both incredible writers. I am beyond thankful to Kelly Clarkson for believing in me and recording this song with me! Can’t wait for y’all to hear it!“

The pair also filmed a music video for the new song that will be release in early February.

“I Would’ve Loved You” is co-written by Hoot alongside Dean Sams and Jamie Floyd. It is set to appear as the lead single from Hoot’s forthcoming new EP, Love Out Of Time, which is available for pre-order on January 14 and set to be released on January 27.

Produced by hit songwriter/producer Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Maddie & Tae), Hoot’s debut project features four original songs as well as Hoot’s recently released cover of “La Bamba.” Hoot collaborated with an all-star lineup of musicians and songwriters for Love Out Of Time including Dean Sams (Lonestar), Myrick, Jenne Fleenor (CMA Award-winning musician), Dave Pahanish (Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith), Jamie Floyd (Ingrid Andress, Lucie Silvas, Ashley Monroe) and more.

Love Out Of Time Track Listing

  1. “This Is The Night” (Written by Hoot, Danny Myrick and Kylie Sackley)
  2. “Love Out Of Time” (Written by Hoot and Dave Pahanish)
  3. “Somethin’ We Can Slow Dance To” (Written by Hoot, Danny Myrick and Olivia Rudeen)
  4. I” Would’ve Loved You feat. Kelly Clarkson” (Written by Hoot, Dean Sams and Jamie Floyd)
  5. “La Bamba” feat. Ricky Duran

Following his record-breaking win on NBC’s The Voice, Hoot has gone on to release several tracks including charitable song “Tennessee Strong,” which reached Top 10 in the iTunes Country Singles chart, Top 35 on the iTunes All-Genre Chart, and benefitted the survivors of the deadly Middle TN tornadoes. He also released debut single “Dangerous Thing,” special Father’s Day song, “The Best Job I Ever Had” and heartwarming love song, “Nadine.” Drawing inspiration from his childhood in the Dominican Republic, Hoot released a cover of “La Bamba” from his forthcoming EP on November 6th, which landed in the Top 10 on the iTunes Latin charts. Fellow Season 17 The Voice contestant Ricky Duran is featured as the lead guitarist on “La Bamba” along with 8 other contestants who lent their vocals on the track from Hoot’s winning season.

Currently amassing over 3 million Apple Music and Spotify streams, nearly 70K downloads and gearing up to make his second Grand Ole Opry appearance, the future proves bright for this mega talent with a heart of gold who is known by his 5-year-old daughter simply as daddy.

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