Sit Next to Me

Album: Sacred Hearts Club (2017)
Charted: 42

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds frontman Mark Foster trying to keep a friendship going following a breakup.

    Come over here and sit next to me
    We can see where things go naturally
    Just say the word and I’ll part the sea
    Just come over here and sit next to me
    And I’ll take you high


    Foster is hoping that by letting the relationship flow naturally between the pair, he might win back the girl.
  • Mark Foster wrote the song with Josh Abraham (30 Seconds to Mars, Linkin Park, Courtney Love), Oliver Goldstein (Cobra Starship, Flo Rida, Nelly Furtado) and Lars Stalfors (The Mars Volta, Cold War Kids and Matt & Kim).
  • The Fourclops and Brinton Bryan directed video zooms in on a phone and scrolls through a long Instagram feed that becomes hijacked by the song's clip.

    "It was fun to play with the premise of a music video that hijacks your social feed," said Fourclops. "Instagram is a major destination for consuming media these days, and it made for an exciting setting for our video. We asked ourselves, what would it look like if all of the accounts within Instagram become transformed by a song?"
  • The song was Foster the People's first to reach the Hot 100 in six years. Their previous visit to the chart was in early 2012 when "Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)" peaked at #86.

Comments: 1

  • Cooper from WashingtonHard to pick a favorite song of theirs, but I really enjoy this one. Really, most of Sacred Hearts Club was really good. This and Static Space Lover are some of their best
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