The fizzy pop track describes having a fun night out and then spending the the next morning in. Drax Project and Steinfield showcase their sweet fallsettos as they sing the repeated, “Why’s it so, so easy with the lights down,” while the bouncy beat bubbles underneath. Though the lovers admit they “drank ’til two” and “danced ’til four,” they will do it all again.
“‘Woke Up Late’ is about wrapping your head around the adventure of the night before and ultimately deciding that you’re cool with it,” said Drax Project in a press release. “Given the nature of this story, it did cross our minds while writing it as to how it might work as a duet — with a female voice telling her side. We’re all huge, big fans of “Starving” and “Let Me Go,” so [we] were beyond stoked to get Hailee on the song! She absolutely kills it in movies and in music. We feel like having her vocals take both the sonics and the feel of the song to another level!”
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