*Adapted from Celeb Secrets Country
“I got a call from my manager and they said ‘Hey, Roman wants you to hop on and do the second verse and kind of make your own version of “Between You & Me,” shared Cooke about the duet. “So, I did and it turned out really cool! It’s a different take on the song.”
Back in November of 2020, Alexander released his debut 5-track EP, Between You and Me. The fire collection includes “Beautiful Girls,” “Bad For Me”, and the original version of “Between You and Me.” In order to keep up the positive momentum, the talented heartthrob decided to take his successful single and add a dash of female energy.
The romantic hit is about a man spilling his heart out about a girl he wants to be intimate with. Although, Cooke and Alexander took a new approach when they were crafting the fresh duet. Now, the dynamic duo changed the honest and catchy lyrics in the second verse to create an intimate and flirtatious conversation.
“Boy, you know me like no one / You know I get done up to get you undone.” Cooke sings. As you listen to the lyrics closely you will feel like you are experiencing a serious and heartfelt conversation between the couple. The love story-like ballad showcases their clean, smooth, and impressive vocals, which blend perfectly together and complement each other’s strengths.
The mid-tempo track is backed by an acoustic guitar and finger-like snaps, that will encourage you to get up and dance hand-in-hand with your significant other around the house.
Celeb Secrets Country: You recently released a new single called “Between You & Me” with Roman Alexander on Friday, April 23 – How are you feeling?
Ashley Cooke: “I’m so excited! So, It’s with my friend Roman Alexander and he’s incredible. I have known him for a few years now. We just kind of run in the same circles in Nashville and he put out his version of “Between You & Me” – it’s his song and it blew up. It was all over all the playlists. I think it just hit eight million streams on that version. So, he was looking for a female duet on it. I had known the song based on hearing and just loving Roman and his music.
I got a call from my manager and they said ‘Hey, Roman wants you to hop on and do the second verse and kind of make your own version of “Between You & Me.” So, I did and it turned out really cool! It’s cool because it’s like a different take on the song. It really made into a duet. So, they are very different versions…in my mind.”
Celeb Secrets Country: What was it like to record with Roman Alexander in the studio?
Ashley Cooke: “Recording with him was AMAZING! We have been friends for years. So, it was fun because in Nashville pretty much everybody’s in music…I mean, it feels like. So, we are all friends aside from Music and then we get to work together. Roman and I had been fans of each other’s forever and friends but never got to work with each other. So, this was the first time and we just goofed off. We are just a bunch of idiots in the studio and it was a really, really good time! It was just awesome.”
CSC: What is one thing you have learned about Roman Alexander while recording with him?
AC: “He’s very goofy! We did a photoshoot in a warehouse and I was sitting on a chair in front of him and he was joking around and pretending to pull the chair out from under me… but then he really did it! He’s just a big goofball and it’s funny because I feel like in front of the cameras and on social media, he is very suave. However in person, he is goofy, fun, and his personality comes out. He’s truly the best!”
CSC: What has been your favorite memory of working on this project?
AC: “Gosh…it’s just so fun to work with this guy! I think it’s just really fun getting to kind of be on this beginning journey with another friend who gets it and is in the game the same way. It’s not really working, it feels like play. So, it’s such a fun time, I love it. We are just young artists in Nashville on the grind, who wants to be honest in our music. We want to say, what we want to say and be truthful to ourselves. So, he’s amazing and I’m so pumped to see his career pop-off! He’s just going to be all over the place.”
CSC: When us fans sit down and listen to “Between You & Me” for the first time, how would you like us to feel?
AC: “Just feel good! It’s one of those songs that it doesn’t take much to like it because the lyrics are so clever. I just want fans to make dinner with their loved ones and just dance around in the kitchen. That’s kind of how I view the song. It’s sweet and it’s romantic, I just love it.”