Trip

Album: Ella Mai (2018)
Charted: 47 11

Songfacts®:

  • This piano-laden song finds a loved-up Ella Mai deeply entranced by her boo.

    Maybe it's your love, it's too good to be true
    Baby boy, your love, got me trippin' on you
    You know your love is big enough, make me trip up on you


    The love Ella has been receiving in her relationship is so great it's making her act crazy. Later in the song she apologizes to her beau for acting like a fool ("My bad for trippin' on you") and she admits to being addicted to his love.
  • The song's theme of being heads in heels in love with a guy is similar to Ella Mai's breakthrough single "Boo'd Up."
  • Like "Boo'd Up," the song was produced by DJ Mustard. (Ella Mai is signed to the California beatmaker's label 10 Summers Records). "Trip" originated with some chords that Mustard came up with using the beat making program Fruity Loops. He played the chords for Mai and while she worked on the lyrics he started doing the drums. By the end of that particular day's session, they'd completed the full song.
  • The song finds Ella Mai overthinking a relationship, which is a trap she's personally fallen into before. She told Genius:

    "I definitely have been a situation where I felt like this might be too good to be true and you kind of take a backseat, and it's like, 'Maybe I should chill out?' But then, again, again, in the sense of what the song is, I come to find out that I was just making myself believe that, because at the end of the day, sometimes, it's not too good to be true. Sometimes it really can be a real love, you know?"

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