“Slow Down” is the latest release by Why Don’t We from their upcoming studio album ‘The Good Times and The Bad Ones.’ The song captures the emotions of a long-distance relationship and how distance creates clouds of doubt between the lovers.
“Slow Down” was released on December 17, 2020, after being teased on TikTok by the band two days prior. The song follows other releases from ‘The Good Times and The Bad Ones’ album such as “Fallin’ (Adrenaline),” and “Lotus Inn.” The new album is expected to release in January 2021.
Releasing the song, Daniel Seavey commented “this one’s special.”
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“Slow Down” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
The entire song is dedicated to the cry of the heart of two people who have been forced to distance themselves. The lyrics suggest that the girl left for New York City, leaving him behind. Maybe she left to follow her dreams and the relationship is faced with the age-old dilemma–self-actualization? or protecting The One?!
The term ‘Californication’ is a picture-perfect idea of what a utopia is. In here, everything is perfect-everyone is young and beautiful and without sorrow. The band members are looking for an escape to heal their aching hearts.
In the chorus of the song, Zach Herron sings that they need to slow down. Maybe they are too young and naive to have problems of the heart. Maybe they should take a step back–to the times when she was in his arms and the whole world seemed picture-perfect! These lyrics also shout out the lead single of the album “Fallin’.”
‘Distance,’ in a relationship, can be either good or bad. It can absolutely destroy a relationship. But it also can help create a stronger bond between the two. It can show them how truly they long for each other’s company. ‘Distance’ is a double-edged sword.
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