Ingrid Andress Pours Her Heart Out In ‘Wishful Drinking’

The Grammy-nominated artist is joined by Sam Hunt in a moving collaboration.

Bars are perhaps the one spot that has collectively witnessed the most heartbreaks in the world – and it’s where Ingrid Andress takes us with her new song and music video, “Wishful Drinking.” 

The singer-songwriter reminisces about a love story that came to an end (or not, she considers, after a couple of drinks). The track is a moving country-pop ballad that perfectly combines Andress’s soft pitch and Sam Hunt’s husky vocals. The song was co-written by Andress and JP Saxe and, as she aptly described it on Instagram, “it’s the sad bop you’ve wanted all summer.” 

The duo sings their hearts out in a dim-lit bar or, to be more specific, the Flamingo Cocktail Club in their hometown of Nashville. Throughout the Sam Siske-directed video, Andress rocks a ‘70s-inspired sequin Stella McCartney single-sleeve jumpsuit paired with shimmering hoop earrings (and, at one point, with a matching blue margarita). 

“I’ve never done anything like ‘Wishful Drinking’ before,” Andress said in a press statement. “I’ve always wanted to work with Sam and have been such a fan of his for a long time. I admire how he stays so true to himself and am so happy to have him join me for my first collaboration.”

Hunt said he was also excited about working with her. “I heard Ingrid’s music a while back and knew right away she was a very talented singer and songwriter,” he said in the statement. “When the opportunity came along to be a part of this song with her, I was all in.”

Andress is getting ready for her US and European The Feeling Things Tour, which kicks off later this year. She released her critically-acclaimed debut album Lady Like in 2020, which she co-wrote and co-produced. The record became the highest streaming country female debut of all time upon its release and was included in Billboard’s Top 10 Best Country Albums of 2020 list. 

She was subsequently nominated for Best Country Album and Best Country Song at the 63rd Grammy Awards and was the only country artist to be nominated for Best New Artist at the event. Andress was also included in this year’s “30 Under 30” list by Forbes. She’s previously written songs for artists like Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, and Fletcher.

Watch the full video for “Wishful Drinking” below:

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