Pearce explained that she asked Brice to join her on the classic heartbreak tune as he "has the kind of gruff yet vulnerable quality to his sound" that she envisioned for the song. Brice readily agreed, but he had to record his parts in a mobile studio on the road because of his busy touring schedule.
He was concerned about the recording quality, but Pearce was uneasy about something else: Brice had been channeling Luke Combs ' demo vocals and she wanted him to be himself. The "Rumor
" singer explained to The Boot
that she told him, "I love how it sounds, I think it's gonna be great, but I just miss a little bit of you in it,'"
So Brice returned to his mobile studio and redid his part, this time channeling himself rather than trying to be Combs.