Following much-anticipation, Jake Hoot has officially released his emotion-filled duet “I Would’ve Loved You” on Wednesday (Jan. 27), a song that appears on his just-released EP, Love Out Of Time. “I Would’ve Loved You” is heart wrenching new track that features Hoot’s coach from his triumphant season of The Voice, Kelly Clarkson.
“More than forever, always, madly / the deepest, unforgettable / With all that I am / with my heart wide open / for the rest of my life I promise you / I’m gonna hate you as long and as much as I would’ve loved you/ And I would’ve loved you,” Hoot and Clarkson sing during the chorus.
Listen to the highly-anticipated track below.
“I Would’ve Loved You” was co-written by Hoot alongside Dean Sams (Lonestar) and Jamie Floyd. Once he wrote the song, he immediately knew that Clarkson would be the perfect pairing for the collaboration.
“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!“
You can read the full story on how the song came to be HERE.
Hoot and Clarkson also filmed a music video for the new song which is set for release in early February.
The track appears as the lead single from Hoot’s just-released his EP, Love Out Of Time, which is available now, HERE.