But in the track’s accompanying music video, released Friday (Nov. 20), Shawn and Camila turn the turmoil up several notches while they weather one hell of a storm.
In the clip, the “Stitches” crooner and the Fifth Harmony cutie appear in a dark and desolate landscape. They appear to be walking toward one another, but they’re actually not moving at all: a proper metaphor for the conflicting and deteriorating relationship they’re singing about. As the tension heightens, they face rain, snow and storms (but never peel their eyes from each other), culminating in a soaking wet standoff of sorts as they attempt to repair their relationship.
Shawn and Camila also performed the song live for the first time on “Live with Kelly and Michael” on Friday morning. And in case you had any doubt about it, rest assured their voices really do sound that silky smooth together IRL.
After the pitch-perfect performance, the two again recounted how they randomly wrote the song backstage at a Taylor Swift concert. “We were just kind of jamming out. We weren’t really consciously writing a song. We kind of started spitting out melodies and put lyrics to it; I don’t think we knew we had a song,” Camila said, while Shawn added, “We were just messing around.”
Camila also told host Kelly Ripa after the performance, “We were so nervous for that, you have no idea. We were like, peeing ourselves.” But we think it’s safe to say they nailed it.