Ingrid Andress teamed up with Sam Hunt for a powerful new duet titled “Wishful Drinking.” The new song is available now, August 2nd, on all streaming platforms. Take a look Listen below as we dig deeper into the track.
For a COVID-stricken year, Hunt and Andress are coming off impressive 2020s. Hunt released his highly anticipated sophomore album Southside, which debuted at number one on the Hot Country Albums Chart and produced four number-one singles. Andress released her debut album Lady Like, which peaked at number nine on the same charts. Andress also picked up three nominations at the latest GRAMMY Awards. The two combined their star power and recent success to create a large buzz around this new “sad bop.”
“Maybe I’m just wishful drinking // Give my heart something to sink in // Better make it two, nothing I won’t do for another round of me and you // I get hopeful whеn I’m tipsy // Thinking you might actually miss me // It’s 100 proof, nothing I won’t do for another round of me and you”
‘Wishful drinking’ is a fun play-on-words, as the two singers start feeling optimistic when they begin tipping them back, hoping that the other is missing them as well. Andress takes the first verse and chorus, Hunt takes the second, and then their harmonies shine throughout the rest of the song. The two are known for blending genres and sometimes hugging the line between country and pop, and this track is no different. Their beautiful vocals mixed with this mid-tempo, snap track beat and subtle banjo strums layered in have listeners really feeling for these fictional ‘wishful drinkers.’
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