Yesterday, JP Saxe and Julia Michaels revealed their new duet “If The World Was Ending,” and it did not disappoint. In the song, Saxe and Michaels toy with the idea of who would be with you at the end of the world. There’s a beautiful sense of longing and love in the song, especially as the hook kicks in and Saxe and Michaels angelically sing, almost begging “If the world was ending / You’d come over right? / You’d come over and you’d stay the night / Would you love me for the hell of it? All our fears would be irrelevant.” The song was produced by FINNEAS (Billie Eilish’s older brother and long-time collaborator), who handled the song’s delicate phrasing and melodies perfectly.
In addition to the release of the song, the music video for the song was released as well. The video details the story being told in the song perfectly. For such a simple video, it captures the delicate emotions and intricacies in the song perfectly. The chemistry between Michaels and Saxe in the video is flawless, making it clear to fans that they really believe in the song and the emotions behind the story.
Since it’s release yesterday, the song has garnered attention from Shawn Mendes, Noah Gunderson, Jacob Banks, and more. “If The World Was Ending” has stunned fans in the best way, and is sure on it’s way to being one of the best songs of the year.
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