Ciara Was ‘Thrilled’ to Team Up with Hulvey for ‘Altar’ Remix: ‘Honestly One of My Favorite Features’ (Exclusive)

“Working together with Hulvey has been pure fun!” the pop/R&B icon told PEOPLE of collaborating with the Christian rapper for his “Altar” remix

<p>Hulvey & Ciara</p> Ciara and Hulvey behind the scenes of their "Altar" Remix video

Hulvey & Ciara

Ciara and Hulvey behind the scenes of their "Altar" Remix video
  • Ciara and Hulvey recently teamed up for a remix of the latter's 2023 single "Altar"

  • The singer and Christian rapper spoke to PEOPLE about how the collaboration came to be and what it was like working together

  • Ciara revealed that the inspiring song is "one my favorite features I’ve ever been a part of"

Ciara and Hulvey are spreading love and hope with their new collaboration.

The pop/R&B icon, 38, and Christian rapper, 25, teamed up recently for a remix of the latter’s inspiring track “Altar" — released Friday, June 21 — a collaboration that Ciara calls one of her “favorite” of all time.

“I was already a big fan of ‘Altar’ before Hulvey asked me to join him,” the singer tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I was honestly obsessed with this song. I used it for my Easter post and Hulvey’s team reached out shortly after!”

When Hulvey asked her to contribute to his song’s remix, Ciara says she was “thrilled and eager to get in the studio” to record her verse, which sees her sharing her gratitude for all of God’s blessings and guidance.

“God, thank You for all of the blessings / God, You're the only one that I'm reppin,” she harmonizes on the track. “When the days I'm feeling down and the nights I'm stressed out / God, I just come talk to you with a prayer.”

<p>Hulvey & Ciara</p> Ciara and Hulvey behind the scenes of their "Altar" Remix video

Hulvey & Ciara

Ciara and Hulvey behind the scenes of their "Altar" Remix video

According to Ciara, she felt it was her duty to hop on the powerful song that aligned with her values to uplift and encourage listeners through her music.

“It was really important to me to be able to use my platform to share this song, because I believe songs like ‘Altar’ have the opportunity to inspire, instill hope in people, and spread love!” she emphasizes, adding, “This is honestly one my favorite features I’ve ever been a part of!”

The “Level Up” artist went on to speak about collaborating with Hulvey, saying, “Working together with Hulvey has been pure fun! It’s so cool that we’re both from Georgia also! Hulvey’s really passionate about his art and music, which I love and respect. I truly believe Hulvey is going to continue to make more great music that will inspire so many!”

Hulvey shares equal praise of working with Ciara, telling PEOPLE, "It’s honestly just really humbling to do this remix with [her]. Her heart to spread hope and the sound she brings just makes it so special.”

<p>Hulvey & Ciara</p> Ciara and Hulvey behind the scenes of their "Altar" Remix video

Hulvey & Ciara

Ciara and Hulvey behind the scenes of their "Altar" Remix video

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The “No Longer Bound” rapper also notes that “it was so organic and easy to work with” the vocalist, as “she was so down to earth and just wanted to spread hope with this song.”

“Seeing an artist at her level be so humble was genuinely so inspiring to me,” he adds. “I’m just a kid from South Georgia who would’ve never thought in a million years he’d have a song with such an incredible artist. The fact we get to spread hope to the world TOGETHER with this song is the most beautiful part."

<p>Hulvey & Ciara</p> Ciara and Hulvey behind the scenes of their "Altar" Remix video

Hulvey & Ciara

Ciara and Hulvey behind the scenes of their "Altar" Remix video

Ciara is currently on the road with longtime friend and collaborator Missy Elliott for the latter’s Out of This World - The Missy Elliott Experience tour, which kicked off in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, July 4.

The tour, which also includes Timbaland and Busta Rhymes, arrives nearly a year after the Goodies singer released her seventh studio album, CiCi.

Hulvey last released an album with 2021’s Coma and followed up with a four-track EP titled Perry Lane Pack last November.

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