19 year old Callista Clark dropped the expanded version of her debut album, Real to Me the Way If Feel which includes four new versions of previously released songs featuring a duet with American Idol and Dancing with the Stars alum Jimmie Allen.
With “Wish You Wouldn’t (featuring Jimmie Allen)” the pair offer a fresh take on the post-breakup track. “Having Jimmie Allen on ‘Wish You Wouldn’t’ is a literal dream come true,” shares Callista in a press statement. “He was the only person I wanted for that song—he brings such an effortlessly smooth charm to the song. I’m still ecstatic he said ‘yes’!”
“I love diving into all types of projects and experimenting with different artists so I was honored Callista asked me to jump on this song—I’m grateful to be a part of her journey,” added Jimmie. “We met out on the road years ago and she has become like a little sister to me. She is an incredible talent and I loved getting to play with the variation between the fast and slow vocals—it’s a fun song to sing.”
Produced by Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton), Callista co-wrote every track. The Zebulon, GA native collaborated with a notable caliber of songwriters including Laura Veltz, Emily Shackleton, Liz Rose, Chris DeStefano and Jimmy Robbins.
Check out the “Wish You Wouldn’t” ft Jimmie Allen official music video below.