We're Good

Album: Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition (2021)
Charted: 25 31
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Songfacts®:

  • Dua Lipa recorded "We're Good" for Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition, a reissue of her second studio album, Future Nostalgia. The mellow island-influenced pop song finds the singer departing from Future Nostalgia's shimmery, disco-indebted sounds. Lipa explained to Apple Music's Zane Lowe the song came towards the end of the process and because it was different, she didn't feel it fit onto the record.

    The singer added that's she was nervous about including the song on Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition. "I think sonically, it felt the riskiest because I don't even know what it is," she said. "It's like pop with a little bit of a trap beat. It's got an interesting Bossa Nova style."
  • Lyrically, the song finds Lipa addressing a lover about their relationship. She feels there's no future in their romance and wants to be set free. The singer tries to convince him it's better for both of them if they go their separate ways.

    I think it's pretty plain and simple, we gave it all we could
    It's time I wave goodbye from the window
    Let's end this like we should and say we're good


    Lipa wants the pair to break up amicably without bearing grudges.
  • Dua Lipa wrote the song with:

    Frequent Chainsmokers collaborator Emily Warren, who previously co-penned Dua Lipa's "New Rules."

    New York-based musician Scott Harris, one of Shawn Mendes' go-to songwriting partners. He previously linked up with Warren to pen The Chainsmokers' hit single "Don't Let Me Down." Harris also played the guitar on "We're Good."

    The track's producer, Sylvester "Sly" Sivertsen. His previous credits include The Chainsmokers' "Side Effects" and Jonas Brothers' "Comeback." He also played keyboards and live drums on the track.
  • Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia directed the surreal video, which takes inspiration from the 1997 Titanic movie. It features Lipa as a singer on a turn-of-the-20th-century cruise ship, with the disaster acting as a metaphor for the sinking relationship. There is also a storyline of a lobster saved from the cooking pot, symbolizing Lipa's desire to be free from the crumbling romance.

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