A problem shared, a problem halved. G-Eazy and Demi Lovato put that the test when they performed “Breakdown” Tuesday night (Sept. 28) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The new song appears on G-Eazy’s new album These Things Happen Too, which dropped last Friday, and is the followup to 2014’s These Things Happen.
“This is one of my favorite songs off the album,” the Bay City artist explained in an Instagram clip, “it’s a real deep record about being human and what comes with it. We’ve all been through breakdowns.”
For late-night TV, G-Eazy and Lovato confront their demons on a stage split in two, as storms brew and waves crash behind them.
Following the turbulence, they come together in the end for a cuddle. And it’s all good.
Speaking with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe earlier, G-Eazy paid tribute to Lovato’s bravery in facing their troubles on the song and its official video. “I think as a human being, she’s exceptionally talented. Even bigger than that, when you get that level of success, of stardom, of reach and ascend that high,” he said. “Demi is a very powerful force of bravery, of talent, of ability, of everything that Demi stands for. I applaud Demi, and I’m appreciative that Demi did it. I’m never shy to ask people uncomfortable questions because I think that’s where the greatness comes from.”