Triple Threat! Colton Underwood is handsome, an athlete and can sing! Yes, he is basically perfect. The 27-year-old Bachelor has teamed up with O-Town on a new track titled “Hello World” – and it’s actually amazing!
The Bachelor babe and the boy band dropped their collaboration on Friday, February 22. The “Baby I Would” band was ecstatic to invite Colton to be the 5th member of their gang … at least for a little. “We’ve been five members before, so I think it was natural for us to have a pretty blonde guy in the band,” Jacob Underwood (no, they are NOT related) told Entertainment Tonight.
Colton and Jacob first met each other during a charity dodgeball event in 2014, when he played for The San Diego Chargers. The two stayed in touch and due to how close cystic fibrosis is to Colton’s heart, so he asked Jacob to write him a fundraising song for the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation.
The main goal of the track was to be an inspiring tune for cystic fibrosis patients and anyone else who is currently battling a physical or mental illness. The ABC reality TV star’s request could not have come at a more perfect time for Jacob.
The non-Bachelor Underwood originally came up with title ‘’Hello World,” but was struggling to get his point across in the lyrics. So, It was the athlete himself who gave him the inspiration.
“I kept having problems with the verses because I’m not sure where the line, ‘Hello world,’ came from. To me, it was coming of age, realizing my priorities weren’t straight and needing to focus, meaning I had a better view of the world and who I am in it. But I couldn’t put that down in a verse,” Jacob confessed to ET. “Then as Colton and I were talking about these kids, it became about not sitting around, but taking the time you have and making the most of it. And, how the more we learn about the suffering and the things that people have to deal with — it gives you a new perspective, gratitude and makes you want to help people.”
Colton was a co-writer on the track, but never expected to be an artist… until Jacob basically pushed him into the booth. “He said, ‘I can’t sing for sh**! But I want to be in the studio,’” Jacob explained to ET. “I was like, ‘Sure, come on down,’ so of course we had to throw him behind the mic. I had to see for myself whether he can sing or not. I was like, ‘Don’t worry, man, we all use auto-tune nowadays!”
Colton’s sensitive side came out while recording. Shocker! “Of course I was [nervous],” Colton told ET. “It took me two or three runs through the song to even get a little bit comfortable and even now, I’m nervous just thinking about it!”
The best part of “Hello World” is that 100 percent of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation. Colton’s foundation is a a non-profit organization that was “created to inspire people with cystic fibrosis to live life to the fullest while managing their health and medical challenges. The foundation also raises funds for research and equipment for CF warriors of all ages. CF hits close to home for Colton, as his cousin Harper, 7, suffers from the illness. Harper, and other “CF” warriors helped inspire the song’s opening line, “I am a Warrior.”
“Very excited to be releasing ‘Hello World’ and grateful to O-TOWN for partnering up! They are so great to be using this song to help raise funds for the Legacy Foundation and I know it’s going to be big! It’s a fun song to listen to, but most importantly, an anthem for anyone to live your best life. It’s not only for the CF [Cystic Fibrosis] warriors, but for anyone out there dealing with anything in life,” said Colton.
The O-Town band is touring through out the US till July… so maybe we’ll see him in action!
Colton’s Bachelor journey continues Monday, February 25th, with the one and only hometown dates. But we really only have one question: Will he finally jump over the fence? Until then… we’ll have to play “Hello World’ on repeat.
You can listen to the song here!