The name of the song was inspired by a big sign for the tire company ‘Firestone’. Conrad Sewell saw the sign while he was driving to Venice, he said: “I just thought it was a great title, I wrote it down and kept it and that was later on brought up.” Sewell wrote the song and didn’t have the intentions for it to sound like that. In another interview with Digital Spy Sewell said: “I was actually writing for Steve Angello for a Swedish House Mafia pitch, so when I wrote it I imagined it like ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ like a big EDM anthem. But when I sent it to Kygo he made it all tropical, and at first it was so far from what I thought it was going to be, that I didn’t like it,” Sewell continued. “Not that I didn’t like it, but it seemed unfamiliar. You obviously have a vision for a song when you write it, but then after the third listen I was in love with it because it was the polar opposite.” In an interview with The Sun, Kygo talked about the collaboration with Sewell, he said: “This collaboration happened after Conrad Sewell sent me over an idea for a vocal. I fell in love with his voice and got inspired by his ideas. I ran to my computer after I heard the demo.”
Release Date: December 1st, 2014
Songwriter/s: Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll – Conrad Sewell – Martijn Konijnenburg
Label: Ultra – RCA
Chart Rankings: In the US, the song peaked at number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 8 on the Hot Dance/Electric songs charts. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Gold for sales over 500, 000 copies. In the UK, it topped the Dance charts and peaked at number 8 on the Official Charts Company. The British Phonographic Industry certified Platinum for sales over 600, 000 copies. The song topped the charts in Czech Republic, Hungary, Lebanon, Norway and Poland, it reached the top charts in several countries around the world including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. ‘Firestone’ was certified Diamond in France, 5 times Platinum in Italy, Norway ans Sweden, Triple Platinum in Australia and Switzerland, Double Platinum in Canada and Platinum in Belgium, Germany, Mexico and New Zealand.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll aka Kygo was 23 years old and Conrad Ignatius Mario Maximilian Sewell was 26 years old when they released this song.
Cover Versions: Nicole Cross – Birdy – Dsharp – Paolo Fornasier – Beth – Elias Lilja – other Youtubers covered this song.