It’s about missing your loved one after break-up. Olivia originally penned this song, then Gnash added his verse and created the new arrangement. Gnash and O’Brien exchange verses in this song, in an interview with Genius.com O’Brien said: “I never really felt what moving on felt like, even after the first time we broke up, because the door never really closed. This time because I’m deciding to I’m actually feeling it and it sucks. This is actually also a reference to the line ‘I guess this is growing up’ in Dammit by Blink-182.” In another interview with ABC Radio O’Brien explained that she originally wrote the song as she was sad about a boy, she said: “I have hundreds of songs from my freshman year, where I would just write about all the boys I liked and they’re all so bad! This one just turned out to be good.”
Gnash explained the meaning behind this song during an interview with Genius.com, he said: “Olivia feels used by a person & relationship, but still misses them dearly, and doesn’t see the end of thinking about it all the time. This really sets up the dichotomy of the song the happy sad feeling of knowing what you miss might not be what’s best for you, but also accepting at the same time that either way, no matter the amount of time, it doesn’t seem to feel any better.”
Release Date: February 17, 2016 – Olivia O’Brien release: December 9, 2016
Songwriter/s: Garett Nash – Olivia O’Brien
Label: Atlantic – Warner Bros.
Chart Rankings: In the UK, the song reached number 7 on the Official Charts Company. The British phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum for sales over 600,000 copies. In the US, it peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. On the US Adult Top 40 it reached number 14 and on the Mainstream Top 40 it peaked at number 5. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Double Platinum for sales over 2 million copies. It topped the charts in Australia and reached the top 10 charts in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Indonesia, Lebanon, New Zealand and Portugal. The song was certified Double Platinum in Australia, Canada and Italy. In France, Germany and New Zealand it was certified Platinum.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Garrett Charles Nash was active for a year, Olivia O’Brien was 17 years old when this song was released.
Cover Versions: Conor Maynard – Cimorelli – Sara’h – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.