Gabby Barrett – The Good Ones Review
By Griff Stevens
Gabby Barrett is a vocalist with a powerful voice and a mind for the big picture. Barrett hit the national stage as a finalist on Season 16 of American Idol when she was eighteen years old. However, Barrett was already familiar with performing as she began singing in her local gospel choir in Homestead, Pennsylvania at the age of nine and started playing shows at age eleven. Barett is one of eight children and that has given her perspective on the big picture of family and community. In 2017 alone, she helped raise money for a host of regional charities – including the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and the Ronald McDonald House – and was regarded as “A voice you must hear” by The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. With a passionate and engaged fanbase Barrett has continued to build a reputation as both a musician and a force for good in society. Barrett is now releasing her next single titled, “The Good Ones.”
“The Good Ones” was cowritten by Barrett, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick and Zachary Kale. The lyrics were inspired by Barrett’s fiancé and fellow American Idol alum, Cade Foehner. With a style that balances between pop and country, Barrett fills the space with her robust vocals. Her voice is dynamic and her ability to maintain a full sound in her upper register is impressive. The climbing melody of “The Good One” fits right into her style and shows her powerful vocal range. The songwriting is strong and the lyrics are well-written and Barrett sings them with emotion and a diction panache that is clear and easy to follow.
Barrett signed to Warner Music Nashville earlier this year and is currently working on her full-length debut album, produced by Grammy-nominated producer Ross Copperman, “The Good Ones,” has an essence of hope and the inspiration of promised love. Barrett is certainly onto something special with this single, a definite keeper on the personal playlist.
Release Date: July 12, 2019
Label: Warner Music Nashville