The two artists have linked up for the collaboration, which was released yesterday and also features Blink-182‘s Travis Barker. The track was written by the three artists along with producer/songwriters Matt Schwartz (Cold War Kids, Kylie Minogue), Zakk Cervini (Good Charlotte, Mayday Parade) and Chris Greatti (Grimes, Black Veil Brides).
Yungblud and Halsey staged a special meet-and-greet session for a select number of fans in the Australian city prior to the former’s gig, where a new line of ’11 Minutes’-themed merch was made available for the first time.
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) February 14, 2019
Yungblud’s show at Sydney’s The Factory Theatre later in the day saw him welcome Halsey onto the stage for a surprise performance of ’11 Minutes’ – see fan-shot clips of the moment below.
— Nic Kelly (@nicwkelly) February 14, 2019
— lara lorraine (@laralorraine_) February 14, 2019
Speaking about the track in a press release, Yungblud said that it “tells the story of a perfect tragedy that reflects modern love within our society”.
“We are so distracted and focused on what’s next, we can fail to see what is actually in front of us. We don’t realise how much we need something until it’s taken away from us.”
Yungblud will hit the road for a UK tour later this year – check out the live dates below.
19 – Bristol, O2 Academy
20 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
21 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
22 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
24 – Norwich, UEA
25 – Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanisers
29 – Sheffield, O2 Academy