More than two years after Gabby Barrett wowed viewers on ‘American Idol,’ she’s dropping her debut album, ‘GOLDMINE,’ on June 19 — and she dished all about it to HL!
Gabby Barrett’s debut album, GOLDMINE, officially drops on June 19. The 19-year-old, who came in third place on the 16th season of American Idol in 2018, co-wrote 12 out of the 13 songs on the record. In an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife, she explained why it was necessary for her to be such a big part of the process, especially for her very first album.
“When you write music, I think the songs that are most genuine to you are the ones that end up lasting the longest,” Gabby admitted. “I thought it would be very important to be in these creative rooms, creating the songs I want to sing about the stories about my life. I think people can see through what’s not genuine to you. I wanted everything to be very genuine.” The album’s title track, “Goldmine,” is actually the only one that Gabby didn’t help write, but she loved it so much when she first heard it two years ago, that she couldn’t eliminate it from the record.
“The album is just trying to sum myself up as a person in 13 tracks,” Gabby explained. “13 [songs] was the max we could do. It was difficult to cut them all down, but we picked the ones that best represented me and told my story best. I think it turned out really well.”