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Bazzi Explains How a Pool Party Inspired His Hit Song 'Mine'

If you haven’t heard of singer-songwriter Bazzi by now, there’s a good chance you’ve at least heard his viral hit “Mine,” which currently has more than 30 million views on YouTube. The pop artist recently stopped by Billboard’s office to chat about how he wrote the song – which earned him his first entry ever on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, and has received praise from the likes of Taylor Swift and BTS – as part of the “How It Went Down” video series.

Bazzi explains that he was in Los Angeles, California, hanging out with friends at a pool, when he went inside to grab a drink and the melody for the song suddenly popped into his head. “I had a vision of what I wanted the entire song to look like,” he shares. “Which is cool, ‘cause it doesn’t always happen that easily. Sometimes it takes months for me to figure out what I want the painting to look like.”

Two days later, he went to the studio where he met up with his frequent producers Rice N Peas, and they finished the majority of the track in one day, releasing it a month later.

Speaking of the lyrics to “Mine,” the musician says: “It became more than just a love song to a girl I was with…Lyrics were just flowing out, because I had felt this certain love and acceptance from this girl, and I wanted to take that and on a bigger scale give that back to people.”

He adds that his favorite line in the track is “I’m so fucking happy you’re alive," explaining: “It’s a weird time in the world and you never know how valuable saying something so simple to somebody can make them feel. Sometimes it’s just exactly what someone needs to hear.”

Check out the video above to hear more from Bazzi as he explains how he wrote “Mine" and to find out his other favorite lyric in the song and where he thinks the perfect place for someone to listen to the song is.


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