The song was released commercially for digital download and streaming on 23 January by Interscope Records. It reached the top ten of the charts in the US, the UK and several other countries. The song was first revealed in an accompanying interview of Zedd's cover shot for Billboard , published on 10 August Zedd played interviewer Chris Martins unreleased material in a studio, one of which was "The Middle", which featured co-writer Sarah Aarons as a demo singer.
On 11 January , Zedd teased the song on social media , saying: "Hey guys, it's that time again. I wanted to show you a preview to my brand new song. Check it out," after which he played a short snippet of the song. Zedd said in a press release that they "worked really hard on this record to get it just right". He also opened up about the opportunity to work with both collaborators, stating that working with Maren Morris was "super fun because she is clearly an amazing singer and very talented musician", and that he loves working with Grey because they strive to "make the best music possible".
Morris added: "Zedd was so great to work with and so easy-going, it felt like we'd been working together for years. There are no limits with this song and I can't wait to see how the fans react. Grey admitted that they faced a few obstacles during production, but they "kept fighting for it" because the song was special. Stefan Johnson, one-fifth of production team The Monsters and the Strangerz, stated that "it was a super long process".
Jordan Johnson of the same team added: "We never lost the feeling for that song. Even a year later, I, as a creator hadn't gotten tired of it. It was special. Kat Bein of Billboard opined that the song is "relatively sparse with cute, lively flourishes", writing that it has "definite sonic similarities" to Zedd's previous song " Stay ". He felt that it "leans a lot more pop than electro", which makes the song more appealing to a broader variety of listeners. Regarding the song "an easy-to-love electronic smash" and "a slightly reductive mix" of "Stay" and " Starving ", he noted that it is "not entirely original" due to its "reminiscence of what the musicians have delivered before".
The song's music video, directed by Dave Meyers , was premiered via Target's commercial space during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. More than extras worked on the video. The song reached No. Credits adapted from Tidal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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