Bebe Rexha's heartbreak cured by collaboration
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 November 2017
Bebe Rexha has revealed her country collaboration with Georgia Florida Line nursed her broken heart following a recent break-up
Bebe Rexha's collaboration with Georgia Florida Line helped her through a break-up.
The 28-year-old singer and the country pop music duo - consisting of vocalists Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard - teamed up on the song 'Meant to Be', and Bebe has revealed it helped nurse her broken heart with its message of hope and "destiny".
Speaking to Billboard magazine, she said: "I've recently been going through heartbreak, and I listen to the song, and it makes me feel better and like there's some type of destiny and if something doesn't work out then, there's something better waiting for you.
"I think that's something we need more than ever with all the events going on in the world.
"People want to feel safe and like everything's going to be OK."
However, the track almost didn't come about after hours of getting nowhere in the studio, until Tyler's wife Hayley said on the phone, 'If it's meant to be, it'll be', inspiring the song title.
Bebe recalled: "It was my second session of the day and their second session of the day, and they were kind of over it and so was I.
"Tyler and I sat down, and he was like, 'You know what my just wife told me? She said, 'If it's meant to be, it'll be that we write a hit or not.' And, I said, 'Well that's the song - let's go!' Then the song just poured out."
The 'I Got You' hitmaker - who has previously collaborated with the likes of David Guetta, Louis Tomlinson and Nicki Minaj - wasn't originally meant to be working with Tyler and Brian, but they are "honoured" to feature on a song with her.
Tyler added: "We were supposed to write with somebody else, and it fell through, and she happened to be available, so it was an unexpected write and a pretty special night.
"When songs like this get written, it's pretty magical – everybody feels like we're onto something big.
"We all fell in love with it, then Bebe decided she wanted to release it and have us feature, which was a huge honour. One thing lead to another and that's the special thing about this song - it's been super organic and nothing's been forced."