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Album: Forever (2015)
Charted: 10

Songfacts®:

  • This synth-pop song features vocals by Roy English, who is a musician from Los Angeles. It was the singer's first collaboration with a big name act.
  • The song's opening melody samples Kylie Minogue's 2010 single "Get Outta My Way," which can be found on the Australian singer's Aphrodite album.
  • The song's music video was directed by Emil Nava, (Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris). The clip features a nerdy Alesso, who overwhelmed by his attraction to his teacher, starts dancing in a carefree manner. The visual was filmed at Venice Beach High School in Los Angeles, which was the setting for Rydell High in the movie Grease as well as Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time" promo.
  • Alesso explained the song's meaning to Cuepoint: "I wanted that track to feel really happy and have that summer feeling to it, yet write something that kind of says the opposite," he said. "It's about love and how you can't control it, how it brings you up and down. It's a two sided track; it's happy, yet the message of it is not that happy."

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