Don't Look Down

Album: single release only (2015)
Charted: 9

Songfacts®:

  • This song features vocals by Usher. The American star co-wrote and co-produced the song with Martin Garrix. The other co-writer was British-American songwriter James 'JHart' Abrahart, whose previous credits included Justin Bieber's Believe track, "Take You" and Andy Grammer's Magazines or Novels tune "Red Eye."
  • The song's music video was directed by Petros. It takes place at The LeGarritsen Country Club, where an awkward towel boy portrayed by Balthazar Getty (Alias, Brothers & Sisters), tries to impress his crush played by model Natalia Bonifacci by performing some jazzy dance moves.

    A second video was shot at the same location this time featuring an awkward towel girl (Michele Huang) eyeing up and trying to impress her crush, played by actor AJ Knight.
  • Asked by Artist Direct how the collaboration with Usher happened, Martin Garrix replied: "I had the track and he was at my manager Scooter (Braun)'s house when I sent it over. Next thing I knew, I was on a FaceTime call with Usher, who said, 'I would love to do the track.' A week later, we were in the studio. It was super quick! What a coincidence, right?"
  • Garrix explained the track's meaning: "For me, the song is about focusing on the positive side of everything," he said. "I was looking down a lot, whenever there were 'hate' comments about my music. When I release a track, there are 100 great comments, and one bad comment, but I paid attention to the one bad comment. Why did I do that? I only focus on the good comments now."

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