Scared To Be Lonely
by Martin Garrix (featuring Dua Lipa)

Album: Single release only (2017)
Charted: 14 76

Songfacts®:

  • Martin Garrix recruited London born singer Dua Lipa to provide the vocals for this club banger about a relationship where the honeymoon phase is over.

    Is it just our bodies? Are we both losing our minds?
    Is the only reason you're holding me tonight
    'Cause we're scared to be lonely?


    The relationship seems to be falling apart, and Dua Lipa wonders if the couple are only staying together because they're afraid of being on their own.
  • The song was released as the follow-up to Garrix's Pop-EDM anthem "In The Name Of Love." Both songs share the same future bass backdrop and female vocals.

    "It feels like a follow-up," Garrix told The Idolator of the collaboration in December 2016. "I've been in the studio so much. We have so many different options that we are considering. We had an A&R meeting with my label and I have seven new songs as potential follow-ups. Then it ended up being a complete new idea which is going to be the one. It feels like a follow-up because it gives me the same euphoric feeling, but this one has even deeper lyrics and it's got more emotion, which I really think is important in a song."
  • Garrix co-wrote the song with Surinamese-born Dutch music composer and producer Giorgio Tuinfort whose other credits include Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape", Nelly's "Body On Me" and Ariana Grande's "One Last Time."
  • Martin Garrix first debuted the song on January 1, 2017 during his performance at AVA Festival in Myanmar for the New Year.
  • The official music video was directed and written by Blake Claridge, who is best known for his work with The Subways including the clips for "We Don't Need Money To Have a Good Time" and "It's A Party." The visual was filmed in Scotland and features steamy shower scenes intercut with shots of lonely estranged lovers.

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