“I watched all of JoJo’s season,” Rector – who admits the Bachelor franchise is a “guilty pleasure” for him – tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I was geeking out when somebody tweeted or texted me when they said that was their song!”
So would the “Brand New” singer make a special appearance at their wedding if they asked? “I probably would,” he says. “I don’t play a ton of weddings, but I think I probably would do that.”
The singer-songwriter also took a day off from his busy tour schedule earlier this summer to film his fan-filled music video for “Brand New” at Six Flags.
“I don’t get super excited about music videos where you gotta try to look super cool,” he says of the low-key shoot. “I wanted to do something that sounded fun, and selfishly I got to ride rollercoasters. They let us in before the park opened.”
Once the singer’s tour wraps up in October, he plans to “slow down and be a person again,” which includes spending time with his wife Hillary.
“It’s been a couple crazy years for me, so I’m just looking forward to being home and normal and all of that,” he says. “I’ll be 30 in November, so I want to reassess where I am and what I want to write about [next].”