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A collaboration between multi-award-winning producer, songwriter and musician Benny Blanco, and singer Khalid and singer Halsey. All three of the singers wrote the song. Both Benny Blanco and Halsey grow up in New York, with Halsey talking about her says living in New Jersey, and Benny in his parts of New York. Khalid sings the more obscure parts of the song, singing about falling in love and being able to do anything if you put your mind to it. Whereas, as previously mentioned Halsey and Benny Blanco talk more about their younger days in their home towns.

The music video has almost 200 million views, and was released on the 12th July 2018, and gives the audience fact about Benny Blanco in green subtitles with accompanied shots that relate to the fact, for example – he is terrified of flying, and shows a video of him on a private jet holding a pillow in fear. The music video also shows the places the Halsey worked in New Jersey, and where she first fell in love with a girl. There is never any dialogue in the video but simply the song and subtitles, which gives the video a more personal and movie/short documentary feel.

Release Date: 12th July 2018

Songwriter/s: Happy Perez, benny blanco, Khalid, Halsey & Ed Sheeran

Producer/s: watt, Cashmere Cat, benny blanco

Album: bb1 (Unreleased)

Label/s: Friends Keep Secrets, Interscope Records, Universal Music Group

Music Video Director: Jake Schreier

Music Video Release Date: 12th July 2018

Chart Rankings & Certifications: #1 in Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and the Uk Singles Charts Company. It was #2 in Australia and Denmark, and #18 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It has Gold certification in Denmark, Platinum in New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, UK and the US. It went Platinum twice in Canada and three times in Australia.

Added by Tala Woods

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    December 31, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Will someone please mention that Khalid is from El Paso a city that is called “the sun city” or “the city where the sun doesn’t sleep” or that he lived and went to high school on the east side of the city… a very particular part of the city that holds an affinity for corvettes.


      May 1, 2022 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks for this


    April 2, 2020 at 6:35 am

    great eastside song story i loved it

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