Beautiful Now
by Zedd

Album: True Colors (2015)
Charted: 64
Play Video


  • This atmospheric cut finds guest vocalist Jon Bellion singing of being with a beautiful woman. Bellion is a songwriter, producer and rapper who has also worked with Eminem (his collaboration with Rihanna "The Monster") and Jason DeRulo ("Trumpets.")
  • Zedd explained his inspiration for the track in a Genius annotation:

    "I wasn't a very confident kid. I became more confident as I grew older. There is a point in everyone's life when they think they might not be beautiful or are afraid of other people judging them.

    Everybody has their own sense of what is beautiful and what somebody should look like—what they like, or what they dislike. I am into symmetry. That is my definition of beauty. Not just in people, I also like songs with symmetry. I like art with symmetry. I think the majority of people are beautiful. Victoria Justice is very beautiful."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Ed Roland of Collective Soul

Ed Roland of Collective SoulSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.

Incongruent Opening Acts

Incongruent Opening ActsSong Writing

Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.

Boy Bands

Boy BandsFact or Fiction

From NKOTB to 1D, how well do you know your boy bands?

Mick Jones of Foreigner

Mick Jones of ForeignerSongwriter Interviews

Foreigner's songwriter/guitarist tells the stories behind the songs "Juke Box Hero," "I Want To Know What Love Is," and many more.

Song Titles That Inspired Movies

Song Titles That Inspired MoviesSong Writing

Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.

Janis Ian: Married in London, but not in New York

Janis Ian: Married in London, but not in New YorkSong Writing

Can you be married in one country but not another? Only if you're part of a gay couple. One of the first famous singers to come out as a lesbian, Janis wrote a song about it.