Why Don't We Break Down Their Flirty New Single 'Come to Brazil': Exclusive

Zack Caspary
Why Don't We

Why Don't We just dropped their latest song of 2019, "Come to Brazil," a tale about meeting someone special and going the extra mile --- or thousands of miles -- for them. But to the Why Don't We guys (Jack Avery, Corbyn Besson, Zach Herron, Jonah Marais and Daniel Seavey), the titular phrase means more than romance to their passionate fans -- and shows their sense of humor.

“For the past couple years, it’s been a constant flooding of our social media -- anytime I log on, it’s ‘Come to Brazil! Come to Brazil!’ everywhere," Marais explains. "The Brazilian fans go so hard, I can’t remember the last time I logged on and didn’t see those three words. So when we were trying to figure out a place where this girl would be from in the song, it just clicked to use that phrase we see every day."

"Come to Brazil" -- also known to Why Don't We fans as 6/12, as the guys are releasing a track per month this year -- is also special to WDW because the five of them had a hand in writing it, marking their first official co-write. And they got to work with JKash (Maroon 5, Selena Gomez) on the Latin-tinged track, which was a dream come true for Seavey: "I actually ran into him at the studio during another session and introduced myself and told him, ‘We’re going to make a song together one day.’"

With the song presenting a meaningful moment for the guys, they dove into some of the lyrics from "Come to Brazil" exclusively for Billboard. Check out Why Don't We's breakdown below.

We was up late to the daytime
She was moving to the bassline
Big bubble little waist line
Can’t fit it all on the FaceTime

Seavey: We did "Come to Brazil" with [JKash] and The Futuristics, who had this beat going when we walked in. We were drawn to [it] right away. It had this carefree summer sound to it, so that’s definitely the path we took with the lyrics and even the melody. We wanted it to sound like something people could bump in their car and have a good time.

She said you don’t even know me
If it's real love better show me
Cuz she don’t plan on slowing down

Besson: The whole idea behind the song is that you’re so in lust, or maybe even in love with this girl at first sight, that you want to go all the way to Brazil with her because even though it’s extreme -- it’s worth it. It’s the thrill of the chase. You don’t even care how far it takes you, you just want to follow this girl wherever she goes.

The party was boring then without warning
Saw something foreign walk through the door 
And I can’t ignore it
I need some more (yeah)
I just might come to Brazil

Herron: I’ve definitely been to parties that are lame but then take a complete turn when a beautiful girl walks in. It’s kind of scary to make a move -- usually Daniel is the first one to pop up and go talk to them. This song is all about being a little impulsive, like being down to just buy a flight right here right now because you don’t want the night to end.

Met her late night last night at a party in the hills
She told me how she liked my vibe and I said that’s real
Said she’s going home in the morning
I said “Well, you’re so fine I might come to Brazil”

Marais: The LA party scene is quite a peculiar, sometimes hit-or-miss thing. Sometimes you go out and end up having the best time ever with your friends, or sometimes you show up and it’s just super weird. In this instance with the song, it was definitely inspired by one of those good nights -- I think we captured the vibe of one of those amazing LA house parties.

We on the way to the airport
She 'bout to put a stamp on my passport
One-way ticket ain’t coming home

Marais: I think that’s kind of within my personality to do something like that. I’m hella spontaneous. It goes along with our whole mentality, and how we got our band name. "Why wouldn’t we do this? Why don’t we book a one-way ticket?"

Avery: We thought the idea of dropping everything and booking a one-way ticket was pretty baller and romantic. But the more I think about the logistics, it sounds pretty stressful.

The party was boring then without warning
Saw something foreign walk through the door 
And I can’t ignore it
I need some more (yeah)
I just might come to Brazil

Besson: The song is cool because it pays tribute to those fans who we haven’t gotten to meet yet. I hope we get to visit Brazil this year or soon after. If you look up pictures online, it looks like the most beautiful landscape ever. Rio [de Janeiro] is on my bucket list of cities to see and experience the culture. I think we’d have an amazing time there.

Met her late night last night at a party in the hills
She told me how she liked my vibe and I said that’s real
Said she’s going home in the morning
I said “Well, you’re so fine I might come to Brazil”

Seavey: We have a lot of songs that mean something deep to us, and now this is the other side of us -- just having fun and bumping some banging beats. The lyrics were us reminiscing on a good night and building from there. Hearing it back the first time was the best I’ve felt with a song so far -- everyone in the room felt like this could be the one.

I could catch a flight, red-eye girl, it’s no big deal
And I ain’t tryin’ to flex too much, it’s just how I feel
Said she’s going home in the morning
I said well…

Herron: If you take a red-eye to see a girl… man, you must love that girl. Those flights are so bad, when you wake up the next day you can’t function. If a girl took one to see me, I’d feel pretty confident.

Besson: And the idea of booking a flight last-minute and not caring how expensive it is, it’s not even a flex -- it’s just trying to prove that this is real and I’m trying to make this legit. But yeah, red-eyes are horrible, especially when you miss your flight earlier and then you’re stuck on one with no seat choice. That sucks.

Why don’t we come to Brazil
Met her late night last night at a party in the hills
She told me how she liked my vibe and I said that’s real
Said she’s going home in the morning
I said “Well, you’re so fine I might come to Brazil”

Seavey: I’ve literally had dreams about doing this song live. I feel like our fans always wait for us to give them the opportunity in the show to scream until their voices can’t make noise anymore, and it won’t get better than having the whole crowd scream "WHY DON’T WE COME TO BRAZIL!" Especially when we go to Brazil, I can’t even imagine having our fans there screaming that line. We better record that part. We’re going to need 10 videographers when we go out there, because it’s going to be crazy.

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