The Chainsmokers collaboration with Jhene Aiko is our favorite song on their debut album hands down. As a result we talked with Alex Pall (1/2 of Chainsmokers) about our love for the song and got him to tell us a bit about it. This is what he had to say:
"Wake Up Alone questions superficiality in relationships. Jhene Aiko sings about her material success and how that leads her to question the integrity of her relationships. She acknowledges the fact that her achievements are magnetic but really wants to know if the people they’ve pulled into her life are truly interested in her as a person or what she can do for them. It’s an over sexualized story about finding success but regardless of that the fear of still being alone haunts us. The road is a lonely place, and even being surrounded by people all the time can make that even lonelier, it’s not a cry for sympathy but a statement about loneliness and finding meaning with important people. We admire Jhene for being such a strong willed artist and couldn’t ask for a better collaboration."