Album: So Far So Good (2022)
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Songfacts®:

  • Here, Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart laments a romance gone cold. Their relationship has deteriorated from what felt like a teenage love affair to two strangers passing like ships in the night. Distraught, Taggart picks up his lover's iPad and scrolls through her pictures and posts "looking for something that I used to have."
  • Taggart wrote "iPad" with his Chainsmokers colleague Alex Pall at a time when he felt confused about the relationship. Because he had unexplainable conflicted feelings concerning the romance, he couldn't talk it through with anyone. As he doesn't keep a journal, Taggart wrote this song to organize his thoughts.
  • Taggart and Pall created the bubbly electronic production with Ian Kirkpatrick. The Los Angeles-based producer also co-wrote two of Dua Lipa's hits with frequent Chainsmokers collaborator Emily Warren: "New Rules" and "Don't Start Now."
  • Kid. Studio, a film production and design studio based in Toronto, directed the video. They also created the clip for The Chainsmokers' previous single, "High."
  • The iPad is a brand of tablet computer developed by Apple. Other instances where the gadget appears in song lyrics include:

    "Rap Song" by T-Pain ("Rick Ross on the iPad. 'Cause you the Boss's girl").

    "M.F.T.R." by Pusha T ("Shine, remote control blinds. That turn on the time lapse, controlled by the iPad").

    "Ring the Alarm pt. 1, pt. 2, pt.3" by The Black Eyed Peas ("But they don't teach kids nothing. All they know is iPad, sugar in their muffin. They don't know division, don't add to nothing").

    "Hope Is a Dangerous Thing For a Woman Like Me to Have - But I Have it" by Lana Del Rey ("Hello it's the most famous woman you know on the iPad. Calling from beyond the grave, I just wanna say. 'Hi dad'").

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