The singer launched the heartfelt song while lying in a hospital-styled bed as a nurse stood by. The lyrics explore conflicting emotions brought on by love, from optimism (“Everything’s gonna be all right; everything’s gonna be OK/ It’s gonna be a good, good life/ That’s what my therapist say”) to the self-doubting chorus of “I’m a mess; I’m a loser/ I’m a hater; I’m a user/ I’m a mess for your love/ It ain’t new.”
Backup dancers dressed as doctors and orderlies danced alongside the singer, mirroring the song’s push-and-pull themes and culminating in a cathartic pillow fight that scattered confetti around the stage.
Expectations follows Rexha’s two 2017 EPs, All Your Fault: Pt. 1 and Pt. 2. She also released collaborative tracks “Push Back” with Ne-Yo and Stefflon Don and “Home” with Machine Gun Kelly and X Ambassadors. Rexha recently appeared on Louis Tomlinson’s “Back to You” and Rita Ora’s “Girls” alongside Cardi B and Charli XCX.