Timezone

Album: Rush! (2023)
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Songfacts®:

  • A time zone is a region on Earth that has a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Our planet is divided into 24 time zones, each covering 15 degrees of longitude. Here, Måneskin singer Damiano David is on a tour bus, several time zones away from his girlfriend. He's distraught at being separated from his lover.

    "The dark side of stardom has to be told because people don't really know how hard it is," David told the BBC.
  • As the song progresses, David decides his lover is more important to him than his music career. As his touring keeps him away from his sweetheart, he forsakes his contracts and comes home for good.

    Tomorrow I've got another plane
    I'm not gonna take it
    Instead I'm gonna fly straight to you


    What David is singing about is more of an ideological declaration rather than a concrete plan for him to leave the music industry. "Sometimes it's very hard to say no to things, but lately, we're talking more about it between us, and we're getting better," he reflected to the BBC.
  • Måneskin wrote "Timezone" with American songwriter Justin Tranter (Justin Bieber's "Sorry," Selena Gomez' "Lose You to Love Me"), Swedish producer Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time," Ariana Grande's "One Last Time") and Danish songwriter and producer Sylvester "Sly" Sivertsen (The Chainsmokers' "Side Effects," Dua Lipa's "We're Good").

    Yacoub also helped Måneskin write their "The Loneliest" and "Supermodel" singles - the latter with Sly.
  • Måneskin recorded "Timezone" for their Rush! album. It's the most personal Rush! track for David. "I think it's not the easiest song, but the easiest to read," he told Billboard. "There's no metaphors, it's very clear what I'm saying. I'm not trying to hide behind double meanings. It's just a circle of thoughts, without any censorship."
  • Måneskin performed "Timezone" live for the first time during an intimate January 22, 2023 show at London's Lafayette venue as part of Youtube's Music Night series.

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