Every rose has its thorn. But that pain struck a chord with Luke Pell.
Since vying for JoJo Fletcher’s heart on season 12 of The Bachelorette, the singer-songwriter has been recording his debut album, which is set for a January 2017 release. The inspiration? Fletcher herself!
“A lot of artists write about past relationships and current ones. You write about the good and the bad and the ugly as a way to paint of picture of what happened,” Pell, 32, exclusively tells Us Weekly. “You’re a storyteller at the end of the day. So absolutely, there will be some of that about JoJo in my writing.”
Though he won’t put Fletcher on blast, he does drop subtle hints about their time together. (Dramatic reminder: Pell was heartbreakingly sent home following his home date in Texas, making him the season’s third runner-up.)
“People will pick up on it because they’ve seen what happened in reality, but I don’t say her name,” the Nashville-based Army vet reveals. “They’ll be able to draw connections from what the music is saying. But I try not to go too cliché. I don’t have a rose song!”
In full, the record will cover the story of his life, from relationships to the more general areas. “It’s the full spectrum of emotions,” says the single stud. “There are songs that cover the happy times and the falling in love. But you’re remiss if you don’t cover the sad times too — the parts that are confusing and the parts that hurt a little bit. People who have been through it themselves will listen and be like, ‘I get what he’s talking about!’”
In fact, Fletcher, 25, may have already heard some of the tunes. While filming the reality series, “I actually did some writing,” he adds. “I played it for JoJo one day, but it never aired. I think she loved it — I hope!” (TBD if the tracks make it on the album, though.)
As Us exclusively revealed, Pell was set to begin filming season 21 of The Bachelor before ABC pulled the plug on him just 11 hours before his flight to L.A. Instead, the network chose Nick Viall to star on the show. “Now,” he tells Us, “I’m back doing what I love with the people I love. I’m happy and excited!”
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