Jake Hoot has a new song on the way, this one a romantic love song. The Season 17 winner of The Voice has been teasing the song, “Before You,” on TikTok, before sharing a video revealing he had recorded the song, which will likely be released soon.
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Like many of his other songs, “Before You” was almost certainly inspired by his wife, Brittney, whom he married in 2021. The couple, who is expecting their first child together later this year, recently released their “Wherever Time Goes” duet. Hoot wrote the song with Houston Phillips and Michael Farre, inspired by both Brittney and his little girl, Macy.
“It came from a sense of, all three of us are parents and married, and we were all talking about just how fast time continues to go as you get older,” Hoot tells Everything Nash. “You’re gonna spend that time somewhere, whether it’s on your phone, whether it’s on the computer, whether it’s a video game system, whether it’s out fishing. And as it goes quicker and quicker, I feel like it gets more and more precious because it just does seem like there’s not as much of it. And so, we talked about that special person being where that time went as you go along.”
The 34-year-old has been churning out plenty of new music over the last several months. In addition to “Wherever Time Goes,” Hoot also released “There’s Still Tomorrow” with Bri Fletcher, and an uptempo track, “Had It To Lose,” but Hoot says there’s likely a lot more music fans will hear from him throughout the next several months.
“For the fall, we have some incredible new music that we’ve been writing,” Hoot tells Everything Nash. “We’re looking at doing an album, probably in the late fall or early spring of 2023. But we’re also looking forward to getting back on the road and making great things happen.”
In addition to recording new music, Hoot has a long list of concerts on the calendar in 2022, including another show opening for Alabama, this one in Sharpsburg, Kentucky on August 6. Find all of Hoot’s music, as well as a list of his upcoming shows, by visiting his website.