If you’re like us, you’ve had Halsey and YUNGBLUD‘s “11 Minutes” on repeat since its release last month. It’s a triple-threat collab that features blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, complete with a video that won’t leave a dry eye in the house. Now, thanks to Spotify, we’ve been given a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the “11 Minutes” video.
Check out the footage below!
“The song tells the story of a perfect tragedy that reflects modern love within our society,” YUNGBLUD explains. “We are so distracted and focused on what’s next, we can fail to see what is actually in front of us. We don’t realize how much we need something until it’s taken away from us.”
If you haven’t already, you can check out the track’s official music video below.
Now, fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video thanks to Spotify.
While Halsey does not make an appearance in this BTS footage, there’s plenty of YUNGBLUD and Travis Barker to keep you entertained.
Watch “11 Minutes” behind-the-scenes footage below!
Yesterday, YUNGBLUD explained the meaning behind the track, breaking down the lyrics and revealing that there’s much more to the song than fans may think.
Previously, he described it as a story about a young, perfect high school couple who broke up because of “the way society teaches things about relationships.”
However, YUNGBLUD just broke down all the lyrics of the song in a video with Genius, revealing that many of the lyrics hint at the accident by suggesting double meanings.
For example, the line “I think I missed you callin’ on the other line” is an Easter egg for a parallel universe. In that universe, the “line” being referred to is when someone flatlines in the hospital.
“I wanted to put in little, kind of, Easter eggs, little kind of details of an accident,” he says.
He also revealed that The Notebook played a specific role in a part of the song. The inspiration in question depicts the scene where the main characters break up as teenagers, but don’t actually mean it because they were acting out of passion.
“It’s like that pride of ‘Fuck you, this is over,’ and then you go, ‘Fuck, no. It’s not really over, is it?’” he says.
You can watch YUNGBLUD explain the deeper meaning behind the “11 Minutes” lyrics below.