Zayn – Dusk Till Dawn Ft. Sia (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)

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After a brief trailer to the upcoming collab between Zayn and Sia, “Dusk Till Dawn” music video is finally released. The video starts off promising a lot of action, but settles down to a more calm and serenade scenery during the video. The 5 minute 37 second music video shows Zayn engaging in a heist with his partner in crime played by┬áJemma Kirke and getting away from the police.

“Dusk Till Dawn” has the inspirational touch produced by Sia’s amazing vocals. Zayn sticks to his sexy voice and poses throughout the song. The song is written by Greg Kurstin, Sia and Zayn.

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There is no deep rooted meaning into this song, but let’s take a look at the lyrics.

Lyrics Review and Song Meaning of “Dusk Till Dawn”

The song, in general, speaks about a relationship that is unwavering of any obstacle thrown in their way. “Dusk” means the time of the day when the Sun sets down and this is a metaphor to hardships in life. “Dawn” is the time of the day when the Sun comes up again. Sunrise is usually a symbolism for new beginnings, hope and prosperity. So the song speaks about their love being unchallenged in times of hardships and good times.

Verse 1

Not tryna be indie
Not tryna be cool
Just tryna be in this
Tell me are you too?
Can you feel where the wind is?
Can you feel it through
All of the windows
Inside this room

Zayn speaks about love and life in the first verse of “Dusk Till Dawn.” “Indie” usually refers to ‘independent,’ which could mean that Zayn is not looking to be take on life solo. He does not want to be cool. He is just trying to make it in this world.

This is also a small reminder to 1D fans that he is not trying to go ‘indie’ which is a music genre and he is not thinking himself too cool to be in a band. He is just trying to make it in the music world.

The “wind” in this verse could mean ‘opportunities.’ As in Zayn is saying that he was feeling so much of opportunities outside of 1D. He was feeling as if he was trapped in a room while he was in the band.


‘Cause I wanna touch you baby
I wanna feel it too
I wanna see the sunrise
On your sins just me and you
Light it up, on the run
Let’s make love tonight
Make it up, fall in love, try

This is Zayn and Sia purely getting physical. “Dusk Till Dawn” is not only romantic, but it has a certain sensual aura to it too.

“Your sins” here refer to the carnal activities which is looked down by some religions. Maybe Zayn is trying to say that she is of a specific religion that shuns pre-marital sex, hence the strong reference to “your” sins and not his.

He knows they will have pitfalls and mountains on their journey, but he wants them to keep trying.


But you’ll never be alone
I’ll be with you from dusk till dawn
I’ll be with you from dusk till dawn
Baby, I am right here

The chorus of “Dusk Till Dawn” is a strong reassurance that no matter what goes wrong in life, their significant other will stay strong in the relationship.

Verse 2

We were shut like a jacket
So do your zip
We would roll down the rapids
To find a wave that fits
Can you feel where the wind is
Can you feel it through
All of the windows
Inside this room

A straight jacket is used to keep criminals from escaping, while they are being transported. Zayn was feeling being this trapped in his past life (maybe referring to 1D again?).

“Rapids” are rough waters which is a reference to tough times in life. They have jumped from one tough spot to another to find some stability in this relationship. We think he is finally feeling better about himself now.

With Zayn’s dreamy voice and Sia’s powerful resonance “Dusk Till Dawn” is a fail-proof song in nature.

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