Album: Memories...Do Not Open (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Chainsmokers vocalist Andrew Taggart looks back at the breakup of a teenage relationship. The DJ duo explained in a Facebook post:

    "We love writing songs about small moments. In Young, written with Peter Hannah and Cvbz, we touch on all these specific moments in our past that led to the demise of a relationship. The times we had to sneak out of our parent's houses to be together or that time we crashed your car, when things were simpler but often our immaturity still played a role in bad decisions that sometimes led to amazing moments. The contention is that we shouldn't be too hard on ourselves for the things that didn't work out. Say what you want, but it's hard when you're young."
  • Director, producer and close friend of Chainsmokers Rory Kramer compiled pictures of both Drew Taggart and Alex Pall for the lyric video, ordering them chronologically. The result is a sentimental digital scrapbook, which overlays the song's lyrics on a montage of photos of the duo as babies, toddlers, young children, tweens, teenagers and college students.

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