Where's the Fun in Forever

Album: Kaleidoscope Dream (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • Miguel sings of celebrating the moment you are in now in this Pop & Oak produced tune, which features Alicia Keys. He told the story of the song to MTV News: "At the time of writing the song, I was in Jamaica for Alicia Keys, and we weren't inside of a room for the studio. We were on top of a rooftop, so all I had was this amazing blanket of stars in the sky and the sound of waves in the distance, great vibe. So here I am trying to be creative for Alicia and it just dawned on me: 'Well, what if we did live forever? Could we have accomplished all of these amazing things? Would we have come so far? Would we have been to the moon? Would we have defined all of the different elements in the world? Would we have come up with all these theories or built all of these amazing, amazing architectural beautiful things... or would we have been lazy?'

    And it was in that moment that I was like, 'F--- it, where's the fun in forever?' You gotta make the most of it now, and that's what this song is all about."
  • Oak Felder considers this the favorite of any song he's ever been involved in his entire life. He explained to Music Business Worldwide that this contemplation on mortality came right out of his own fears. "Prior to that, the creation of music had been such an abstract concept: okay, what do people wanna hear, I'll do that," Felder added. "Rather than, This how I feel, and then putting it into music."

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