HunterGirl almost gave up on her dream of being a singer simply days earlier than her American Idol audition in 2021. She went on to compete on the present’s twentieth season in 2022 and end because the runner-up. Nevertheless, she was capable of seize these emotions of doubt in her new tune “Ain’t About You,” which she wrote the week earlier than she auditioned for Idol and at last put out into the world on Aug. 11. “A few years in the past, nothing was actually figuring out for me in Nashville,” Hunter informed HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “A few my pals had been getting offers and I’m like…what am I doing incorrect? I bought house [from a show] and I used to be like, ‘Why do I really feel like I want to write down a tune?’ So I went into my room, grabbed my guitar and began penning this.”

The 25-year-old mentioned she “cried like a child” as she penned the lyrics, which she now refers to as her “45 minute dialog with Jesus.” She added, “I’m simply being fully sincere and private. I actually didn’t present anyone the tune till six or seven months in the past. However I’m engaged on a venture proper now and fascinated by the songs I wished to be on it, and this tune simply means a lot to me. It could be the primary tune I’ve ever launched that I wrote 100% of.”

HunterGirl for her new single ‘Ain’t About You.’ ( David McClister)

Plus, Hunter is hoping that others who could also be dealing with comparable ideas will have the ability to relate and heal themselves via this observe. “I take into consideration all of the little women and social media and all of the issues continuously in our heads and I’m simply placing a voice to it,” she defined. “I simply need folks to really feel like they’re not alone and it’s okay and to simply preserve going. It’s so wild fascinated by the second I wrote this tune and fascinated by leaving, after which my life altering every week later. It simply exhibits that you need to simply give it one other day and tomorrow every thing might work out.”

Try extra of our interview with HunterGirl beneath!

On her upcoming venture: Proper now, I’m placing collectively songs, preparing for a venture hopefully someday quickly. It’s simply songs that I’m actually pleased with which are actually me as an artist. There’s just a few that I do know are going to be on there, however I’m nonetheless placing it collectively. I’m actually excited for followers to listen to my story from the previous yr.

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HunterGirl on ‘American Idol’. (ABC)

On her friendship with Noah Thompson, who gained her season of ‘Idol’: Coming off the present, the tour [we did together] was so enjoyable. Getting to fulfill all of the followers via the present was so overwhelming since you’re form of in a bit bubble on the present, then you definately come out and there’s so many supportive folks. He’s doing his factor this yr and I’m doing mine, however we sustain each time we’re each in Nashville and every thing. I’m so excited for him. I’m enthusiastic about every thing he’s doing. There’s so many individuals from Idol that moved to Nashville after the present, so I all the time have a bunch I can go to if there’s something happening. It’s form of like I by no means left!

On her recommendation for future ‘Idol’ contestants: Simply actually be your self as a lot as you’ll be able to on the present. Present individuals who you’re. There’s folks taking part in music and the music is superior, however I need to get to know you as an individual, too. Don’t be scared. I really feel like I want I might’ve taken a minute some days and simply been like…wow, I’m getting to do that and I’m having fun with it. I used to be all the time apprehensive about what tune I used to be doing subsequent and making it to the subsequent week. So I’d say actually get pleasure from it, breathe, and notice that that is so cool. Simply take a second and be within the second. I want I’d achieved that a bit extra on my season.

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