Yep, we’re still here. And so is Bo. There’s been some upheaval this year. He’s parted ways with Blood, Sweat, and Tears and moved back to his beloved Helena where he’s opened a music store. Some things haven’t changed though – the man can SING. Check out Bo’s duet with Jessica Meuse on her song Without You.
Idol fans may remember Jessica from Season 13. This song comes from her new album Halfhearted. Here she is telling Fred Bronson in Billboard how the collaboration came about:
One of the tracks on the album is “Without You,” a duet with another American Idol alum, Bo Bice. How did that come about?
I knew Bo and we’ve chatted a lot. He’s a nice guy, and he’s very easy to befriend and talk to and he always replies. He’s just a cool dude, super chill, super humble and so down to earth. I wrote “Without You” about somebody I dated. I was sitting in his apartment and I just felt discouraged. You know how when you have a big dream and it feels impossible, you have bad days sometimes. It’s tough to make it in music or any part of the entertainment industry. I asked my boyfriend at the time, “Do you believe in me?” And he went on this 45-minute rant about “I don’t know if the music industry is right for you. I don’t think you can handle it.” He told me that I should get a real job while I still can or else I’ll be too old to get one. That was when I knew this is the wrong person for me. Somebody who truly loves you no matter what your flaws are, no matter your bad days, your good days, your best, your worst, would never say that to you. When I asked, “Do you believe in me?” all I needed was a “yes” but instead he put me down. That crushed me because I loved this person and I couldn’t believe he had said that and then I wrote “Without You.” My manager said we should make it a duet and I immediately said “Bo Bice.” We didn’t really have anyone else in mind. We flew Bo out to Capitol Studios and we knocked out his vocals in a day. It was really easy. I couldn’t stop laughing. That guy is so funny. It was the best day because Bo is so much fun and we were all cracking up and having a good time. It didn’t feel like work.
You can download the album or track on Jessica’s website.
Man, isn’t it great to hear Bo’s voice on something new? He’s still got it.