The Voice season 4 winner and country music singer Danielle Bradbery has unveiled her new single “Goodbye Summer,” with multi-platinum artist and friend Thomas Rhett. The foot-tapping ode to short-lived romance is available at all digital retailers now and will impact country radio on Monday, August 27.
The bittersweet mid-tempo song is a reimagining of “Hello Summer” off Bradbery’s sophomore album I Don’t Believe We’ve Met from Big Machine Label Group Records. now with an added male perspective.
Thomas Rhett, who wrote the original rendition alongside Rhett Akins, Julian Bunetta and The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston, joins Danielle on the breezy, yet heartbreaking song.
“Thomas Rhett was one of the first mentors I had in Nashville and we’ve become really good friends over the years. He’s like a big brother to me, so to be able to record a song he wrote was incredibly special,” explains Danielle. “I remember when I first heard the demo, I actually jammed to it with Thomas Rhett’s vocal on it as if it wasn’t even going to be mine. Now to have the opportunity to re-record the song with him — it’s a dream scenario.”
“It’s been fun watching this song evolve since I first recorded the demo,” Thomas Rhett said. “Danielle’s voice really took it to another level, and I’m pumped that we got the chance to team up on a new version. It’s always a blast getting to create with your friends.”
“Goodbye Summer” is the follow-up to Bradbery’s empowering single “Worth It,” a self-penned anthem which served as an introduction to her vulnerable and introspective songwriting.
Listen to the re-worked version of “Goodbye Summer” featuring Thomas Rhett here.