Hudgens pays homage to the role that made her famous — Gabriella Montez in 2006’s High School Musical — by taking to the stage in an auditorium, surrounding herself with dancers wearing outfits in the Wildcats’ signature colors of red and white.
The artists, who grew up together in California, reconnected after many years to deliver a radiant joint single. “Making this song was such a serendipitous experience,” Phantoms shared in a press release. “We grew up with Vanessa, then weirdly ran into her at the airport last year and talked about working on music at some point. Then a few months later we got in the studio and recorded this song. It was a cool way to reconnect.”
“I loved being in the studio again, working with Phantoms,” Hudgens added. “Crazy [that] we reconnected all these years later and got to create something we’re all very proud of.”
Watch the video for “Lay With Me” below.