• "I Hope" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Gabby Barrett.
• She released the single independently following her third-place finish on season 16 of American Idol. it was released as her debut single in July 2019.
• Gabby Barrett co-wrote "I Hope" with Zachary Kale and Jon Nite, and the track was produced by Ross Copperman. They originally sat down to write a song about a woman suffering a breakup and still wishing for her ex to be happy, but Barrett decided to turn it toward a more revengeful nature: "The fact is that sometimes we hope for the worst when it comes to our exes. We would never voice that, but it wreaks [havoc] inside. This song now says the things that maybe you or I never said."
• "I Hope" was certified Gold by the RIAA for half a million units in sales and streams on January 16, 2020. The song has sold 167,000 copies in the United States as of March 2020.
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