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"Beautiful Now" is a song by Zedd from his second studio album, True Colors. It is the third track and second single of the album, and it features vocals from American singer-songwriter/producer/rapper Jon Bellion. The song was certified gold by the RIAA on December 14, 2015.[2]

BackgroundEdit

On May 8, 2015—as part of his True Colors promotional campaign—Zedd premiered "Beautiful Now" at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois.

Five days later, he announced that he would release the song onto iTunes at 9:00 PM PST.[3] A few hours prior to its release, he tweeted the lyrics from the song's beat break.[4]

LyricsEdit

I see what you're wearing
There's nothing beneath it
Forgive me for staring
Forgive me for breathing
We might not know why
We might not know how
But baby tonight
We're beautiful now

We're beautiful now
We're beautiful now

We might not know why
We might not know how
But baby tonight
We're beautiful now
We'll light up the sky
We'll open the clouds
'Cause baby tonight
We're beautiful now
We're beautiful

Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa
Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah
We're beautiful

Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa
Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa

Wherever it's going
I'm gonna chase it
What's left of this moment
I'm not gonna waste it
Stranded together
Our worlds have collided
This won't be forever
So why try to fight it

We're beautiful now
We're beautiful now

We might not know why
We might not know how
But baby tonight
We're beautiful now
We'll light up the sky
We'll open the clouds
'Cause baby tonight
We're beautiful now
We're beautiful

Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa
Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah
We're beautiful

Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa
Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa
Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa
Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa

Let's live tonight
Like fireflies
And one by one
Light up the sky
We disappear
And pass the crown
You're beautiful
You're beautiful

We're beautiful now
We're beautiful now (Beautiful)
We're beautiful now
We're beautiful now
We're beautiful

Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa (We're beautiful, we're beautiful now)
Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa (We're beautiful now)
Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa (We're beautiful now)
Bah bah bah bababah bah bah bababah bah bah bah bababah babababa (We're beautiful now, we're beautiful now)
We're beautiful

VideosEdit

The audio for "Beautiful Now" was released onto Zedd's VEVO channel on May 14, 2015.[5]

On May 26, 2015, Zedd posted a sneak preview of the song's music video onto his Twitter.[6]

The official music video was released on June 11, 2015.[7] It chronicles the lives of five different people each in a difficult life situation, including a young man living during a war, a suicidal teen, and Zedd as an alcohol-stealing thug. Throughout the video, flashbacks to more optimistic times are shown, hinting that their lives were once better. At the climax, all five of the people seemingly come to the realization that their lives are worth living and decide to change their ways.

Extended playEdit

Main article: Beautiful Now (Remixes)

An extended play featuring five remixes of the song was released on July 10, 2015.

TriviaEdit

  • Jon Bellion and Zedd performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on May 21, 2015[8][9].
  • "Beautiful Now" is the most popular track on True Colors as of June 1, 2015, on the Singapore iTunes Store.
  • On June 10, 2015, Zedd and Lady Antebellum performed a two-song medley consisting of "Beautiful Now" and "Long Stretch of Love" at the 2015 CMT Music Awards[10].
  • The song was featured in the official trailer for "The Sims 4 Get Together", an expansion pack for the Electronic Arts, Inc. game The Sims 4[11].

ReferencesEdit

  1. Zaslavski, Anton (2015). Zedd - True Colors. Interscope, p. 3
  2. Meadow, Matthew (December 15, 2015). "Zedd's "Beautiful Now" Receives Gold RIAA Certification". Your EDM. http://www.youredm.com/2015/12/15/zedds-beautiful-now-receives-gold-riaa-certification/. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  3. Zaslavski, Anton (May 13, 2015). "GUYS!!! I'm releasing my new single #BeautifulNow TONIGHT at 9pm PST on @iTunesMusic!!! Pls help me spread the word!". @Zedd. Twitter. https://twitter.com/Zedd/status/598609527915741184. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  4. Zaslavski, Anton (May 13, 2015). "BAH BAH BAH BABABAH BAH BAH BABABAH BAH BAH BAH BABABAH BABABABA". @Zedd. Twitter. https://twitter.com/Zedd/status/598695658971762689. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  5. "Zedd - Beautiful Now (Audio) ft. Jon Bellion". ZEDDVEVO. YouTube. May 14, 2015. https://youtu.be/Sl2HeP8RlfU. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  6. Zaslavski, Anton (May 26, 2015). "BEAUTIFUL NOW - MUSIC VIDEO COMING SOON!!!!! http://www.vevo.com/watch/TIVEV1577581 …". https://twitter.com/Zedd/status/603280924420100098. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  7. "Zedd - Beautiful Now ft. Jon Bellion". ZEDDVEVO. YouTube. June 11, 2015. https://youtu.be/n1a7o44WxNo. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  8. Zaslavski, Anton (May 21, 2015). "Performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight!!! Tune in :)!!". Zedd. Twitter. https://twitter.com/Zedd/status/601527210722201600. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  9. "TONIGHT @HowieMandel @RayLiotta @Zedd ft @JonBellion & our viewers at home square off in our new game - #DareRoulette". Jimmy Kimmel Live! Twitter. May 21, 2015. https://twitter.com/JimmyKimmelLive/status/601581134862942208. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  10. "Lady Antebellum - "Long Stretch of Love/Beautiful Now (From the 2015 CMT Music Awards)"". June 10, 2015. http://www.cmt.com/videos/shows/2015-cmt-music-awards/1210671/long-stretch-of-love-beautiful-now-from-the-2015-cmt-music-awards.jhtml. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  11. Zaslavski, Anton (August 5, 2015). "We're beautiful! https://youtu.be/X4owA7k9UrY @TheSims". @Zedd. Twitter. https://twitter.com/Zedd/status/629007178767056896. Retrieved August 5, 2015.

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