Written by Cyrus with Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, Jordan Schmidt, Ilsey Juber, and Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II, the track examines a pair of young lovers looking back on the time before they were mature enough to be fully committed to each other. “I used to chase the sun, I used to kiss and run,” sings Allen, backed by sustained piano chords and a pulsing bass rhythm.
For her verse, Cyrus sings of a love that’s complicated, that “finds you all alone when you’re unassembled.” With the help of some stadium-sized drums, she and Allen shrug off their pasts in the chorus: “We were just kids back then/Trying to figure out what it was/No, it wasn’t that bad/But could’ve been better,” they conclude.
Allen released his debut album Mercury Lane, featuring the chart-topping single “Best Shot,” in 2018. He has a handful of headlining shows late in February, before heading to Europe for Country 2 Country shows. Cyrus, meanwhile, has been steadily releasing stylistically diverse new music in the last year, including “July” with Leon Bridges and “FuckYouNoah” featuring London on da Track.