The Season 19 American Idol winner and award-winning singer/songwriter dropped their highly-anticipated duet on Monday (Nov. 29), which marked Beckham’s label debut at BBR Music Group and follows his chart-topping, self-penned debut single, “23.”
Produced Ross Copperman and co-written by Jordan Walker, Trannie Anderson and Michael Carter, “Can’t Do Without Me” describes a couple’s long-awaited reunion. Throughout the infectious collaboration, Beckham and Ell trade verses before harmonizing flawlessly during the track’s chorus.
“Baby, I’m dying to catch that lightning / I only find from your fingertips / I’ve been missing and wishing to feel your kiss and your hands all on my skin / It won’t be long ’til we are burning up them sheets / And doing all those things that you can’t do without me,” Beckham and Ell sing during the chorus.
Listen to the new song below.
Beckham gushed that Ell elevated the track to new levels with her powerful vocals.
“Working with Lindsay on this song was a blast,” Beckham said. “Being in the studio with such a talented artist really took this song to another level for me.”
Ell knew she had to join the Beckham on the duet as soon as she heard the raw intensity in the song.
“There is such a raw intensity in this song that when A&R brought it to me, I knew I had to cut it—it hit me like lightning,” Ell added. “Chayce, wow, did he bring it on this song. I had heard so many great things about him but he more than understood the assignment on this one.”
Additionally, a music video for the new song has been filmed and is set to be released in the coming days.