Suga is Min Yoongi (performing name Suga) from the K-Pop group BTS. This song is an introspective rumination where Halsey and Suga reflect on their newfound difficulties now that they've achieved their goals.
Over ambient synths, Halsey reflects on her inner struggle now that her dreams are reality.
I've been trying all my life
To separate the time in between the having it all and giving it up
I wonder what's in store if I don't love it anymore
Halsey is now torn between two worlds. The fantasy of achieving her material goals bought her more happiness than the actual fulfillment of her dreams.
Suga spits his rhymes in his native Korean. A translation of some of his lyrics into English reads:
Though I, full of dreams, grew to achieve all my dreams
I live out my days with the parallel belief that dreams are in fact better when just kept as dreams
That my leap would not be my fall
I trust that your convictions, efforts, faith, and greed are not filthy things
Halsey is a longtime friend and supporter of BTS. She previously collaborated with the Korean group on their song "Boy With Luv
Halsey explained to Beats 1's Zane Lowe she chose Suga for a collaboration after discovering his solo music project, Agust D. "I was looking up lyric translations and I was blown away," she shared. "I was like, 'This stuff is so introspective.' The content is about mental health and his inner turmoil, and he's a really quiet guy in real life, and I was just moved."
"Suga probably was the last member of BTS that anyone would have expected me to collaborate with," Halsey added. "And the one whose lyrical approach I felt the most connected to. I knew I had to have him be a part of this record. I knew that he would get what it feels like to be manic, to be introspective."