Pop star Bebe Rexha, 33, has teamed up with country legend Dolly Parton, 77, for the song ‘Seasons,’ off Bebe’s third studio self-titled album, Bebe. Said Rexha on social media: “IT’S TIME!!!! Seasons music video with @dollyparton and my album #BEBE is OUT EVERYWHERE!! love u allll ”
Bebe told Rolling Stone that she drew inspiration from Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” while writing songs for Bebe. For Seasons, co-written with Ido Zmishlany and Sarah Solovay, Rexha said: “I was like, ‘Guys, I want to write a song about knowing that you need to change, but you’re not changing. And I just started singing: ‘The seasons change right under my feet. I’m still the same, same, same, same old me.’ That’s how it all started.” Rexha also felt the song would be better as a duet, and knew she wanted to enlist Parton. Said Bebe: “My grandmother used to play Dolly all the time. Nothing really excites my grandmother, to be honest, and when I told her about Dolly, she was like, ‘Oh, my gosh.” I mean, Dolly Parton is an icon. She is not only one of my favorite artists, but one of my favorite songwriters. She wrote ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston, and she has her version as well “So, I always looked up to Dolly Parton like, wow, not only is she a bad b***h, she looks good, she can sing like crazy, but she’s writing all these incredible records, and she’s also a boss… I just even, to this moment, the fact that I have a song with Dolly is just like, I can’t grasp it.”
Along with the track, Rexha debuted a black-and-white music video, which features her and Parton singing the song together, side by side. Rexha said of Parton: “I was shaking, but she made me feel so comfortable and said that she was going to adopt me. I’m waiting for those papers!” Take a look at the official music video for “Seasons” – here.
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