“Do You Mean” by The Chainsmokers (Ft. bülow & Ty Dolla $ign)
On “Do You Mean”, Andrew Taggart of the Chainsmokers and German pop singer bülow play the roles of two lovers quarreling with each other. In fact their relationship seems to have for the most part already ended. From Taggart’s perspective, Bülow is breaking up with him due to certain things she heard about him in relation to his past. These stories have caused her to lose “trust” in him. Bülow is bent on moving on and not looking back. From her viewpoint, Andrew is the cause of their breakup, not her. That past also seems to play a role in her personal disposition in that she insinuates she has dealt with men under similar circumstances before and is not privy to reliving those instances.
Meanwhile Ty Dolla $ign assists them with the chorus. It is based on these troubled lovebirds asking each other ‘do they really mean’ what they are saying. Or put another way, they should “take a minute” to “stop and think” before verbally lashing out. Why? Because once these words are spoken, they cannot be taken back. In other words, are they truly prepared to “throw away” this relationship?
But just the fact that they are facing one another with this question illustrates that they have not completely lost interest in the romance.
Facts about “Do You Mean”
- The Chainsmokers teased the release of this track on 23 April 2019, a few days prior to its official release.
- “Do You Mean” was officially dropped, as the third single from the Chainsmokers’ World War Joy album, on 26 April 2019.
- Chainsmokers’ members Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall wrote this track alongside the other two artists (bülow and Ty Dolla $ign) as well as four other songwriters. These writers include William S. Bastian, Shae Jacobs, Michael Wise and Kennedi Lykken.
- The Chainsmokers took charge of the entire production duties of “Do You Mean”. Owing to this no other producer is credited with the song’s production other than them.