The song’s hard-hitting beat comes courtesy of 18-year-old Chicago producer Whethan, who told The Fader he was inspired by alternative and bedroom pop. Dua, meanwhile, channels her inner Anastasia Steele with soulful, sexy vocals.
“So why, why? / Don’t we get a little high, high?” the “New Rules” singer coyly suggests on the chorus. Later, she repeats, “don’t we get a little...” withholding that last word a few times before finally scratching it out: “high!” It’s a sweet tease and an even sweeter release, and my money’s on this one being used in a Fifty Shades sex scene. Honestly, it'd be wasted anywhere else.
Along with “High,” the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack also includes Rita Ora and Liam Payne’s “ For You,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “ Capital Letters,” and Julia Michaels’s “ Heaven.” The star-studded album arrives on Friday (January 9), the same day the flick hits theaters. Let the heavy breathing commence.