The unexpected collaboration was not originally the plan, however, someone on his team sent the tune to Perry to see if she would be interested in joining Rhett on the track.
“Having Katy Perry featured on this was mind-blowing to me,” Rhett explained during a recent press conference. “Alison Jones at the label sent it to her, and she was immediately like, ‘When do I put my vocal on it?’ I’m sitting there going, ‘Really?’ I’ve always been such a fan of hers. To have her on here really escalated the emotion of that track. It’s a song I think a lot of people are going to relate to and a lot of people are really going to enjoy.”
“I was like, ‘Yeah, but they’re not gonna respond.’… And literally within 24 hours Katy responded and said, ‘I love this. I resonate with this so well,’” Rhett added. “When she put her vocal on it, it took her, like, two weeks. She really put a lot of time and effort into this vocal… This reminded me of how amazing a vocalist she is, and I feel like it really came to life.”
Listen to Rhett and Perry’s collaboration below.
In addition to Perry, Russell Dickerson, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, and Riley Green also appear on Rhett’s new album.
The album arrived on April 1 and boasts of 15-tracks, including his current single, “Slow Down Summer” and several previously released tracks “Death Row,” “Angels,” “Church Boots.” The project is available now HERE.
Thomas Rhett Will Be Hitting The Road This Summer
Rhett the chart-topping hitmaker will soon embark on his just-announced 30+ city tour this summer.
Produced by Live Nation and presented by Dos Primos, the Bring The Bar To You Tour will kick off on June 17 in Gilford, NH and will visit dozens of cities across the United States. The trek will also feature support from Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.
“Man it feels good to share this tour news,” Rhett previously shared in a press release. “I’ll never take for granted being able to come see y’all, and I’m so fired up to play some of these new ones that were made with these nights in mind. I have a feeling things are going to get loud – I’m counting down the days already!”
Tickets are on sale now at ThomasRhett.com.
Additionally, Rhett also appears in the first new Fritos’ commercial in 20-years, where he plays a game of ‘This Or That’ alongside a friend.