Now, “Closer” is finally here with a lyric video. Surprisingly, the track not only features vocals from Halsey but also from The Chainsmokers’ Andrew Taggart. “You, look as good as the day I met you / I forget just why I left you,” Halsey sings, right after which she name-drops Blink-182.
While the lyrics may have some confused, “Closer” is “not a love song.” After the release, The Chainsmokers wrote on Twitter to reiterate that the collab with Halsey is “dedicated to anyone that hooked up with their EX and right after remember all the reasons why they broke up.” Find the tweets below.
This song is dedicated to anyone that hooked up with their EX and right after remember all the reasons why they broke up #closer— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) July 29, 2016
Read about Halsey’s Bonnaroo performance and revisit a Fuse interview with The Chainsmokers at the Tennessee festival: