Jimmie Allen and pop singer Noah Cyrus are joining forces on a new duet called “This Is Us.”
The song’s lyrics feature a pair of lovers who find their way back to each other after growing out of their childish ways. Allen flies solo on the first verse, while Cyrus takes the lead on the second verse. The duo, then, combine vocals on the chorus, which celebrates the idea of letting go of the past and enjoying a relationship that has matured with time.
“’Cause it was just you and that was just me / And that was just the way that it used to be / And we were just kids back then tryna figure out what it was,” they sing, while backed by driving drum beat. “No, it wasn’t that bad but could’ve been better / If only back then we’d have been together / But it was just you and that was just me / Before we found love / Now this is us.”
Cyrus and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard co-wrote “This Is Us” with Jordan Schmidt, Ilsey Juber & Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II. And, Allen recently opened up about the excitement he felt when he was presented with the idea to collaborate with Noah Cyrus – daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and sister of Miley Cyrus.
“I’ve been a fan of Noah’s music for a while. When I got the call to be a part of the song, I was honored,” he shared in a statement. “It was co-written by one of my friends, Tyler Hubbard [of Florida Georgia Line], which made it super special. I love the song, and Noah did her thing on it!”
This isn’t the first time Allen has collaborated with artists outside of the country genre. He has previously hinted at future collaborations with artists like Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas, Fugees member Wyclef Jean and R&B singer Keke Palmer.
“This Is Us,” which follows the success of Allen’s chart-topping singles, “Best Shot” and “Make Me Want To,” will hit country radio on March 23. Check out “This Is Us” in the video above.