“See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa (ft. Charlie Puth)
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” is solely premised on the pain of losing a loved one while anticipating a day when you meet in the afterlife.
Written as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker, the narrator sings first from his good friend Vin Diesel as well as the casting crew’s perspective, recollecting all the good and fun moments they shared together. The verse talks about how they experienced several thrills but never thought that their friend could die so early. Despite their pain however, they rest in the hope that Paul is in heaven, a better place, and they will meet him soon.
Wiz Khalifa, in the second verse raps from Paul’s perspective while commending the friendship and brotherhood the actor enjoyed with Vin Diesel both on and off set. The rapper then relates it to his own life where he understands that the bonds of brotherhood are extremely important and difficult to break even when death occurs.
Charlie Puth has said that the song was recorded on the first take, while he thought of what Vin Diesel’s character in Fast & Furious would tell Paul Walker when he died.
Facts about “See You Again”
The song’s primary artists are Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth. They both contributed writing to it alongside several other songwriters, including:
- Justin Franks
- Cameron Thomaz
- Dann Hume
- Andrew Cedar
- Phoebe Cockburn
- Josh Hardy
Songwriters Puth and Cedar were also members of the song’s production team. So was music producer DJ Frank E.
“See You Again” was officially released in March of 2015. It subsequently wasted no time jumping to number 1 in multiple territories, including America and Britain. It actually went on to become the most commercially successful song of 2015.
Over the years, “See You Again” has been the proud recipient of several prestigious honors and awards. Some of them include the ones mentioned below.
- Hollywood Music in Media Awards (2015)
- Teen Choice Awards (2015)
- Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (2016)
- Critics Choice Awards (2016)
On which album does “See You Again” appear?
The song was actually written to be featured in the “Furious 7” movie. And for this reason, it appears as one of the tracks on the movie’s soundtrack album. It was subsequently added as a one of the tracks on Charlie Puth’s album, “Nine Track Mind”.
FYI: Puth didn’t release “See You Again” as a single from “Nine Track Mind”. The following were the only official singles from the album:
- “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
- “One Call Away”
- “Marvin Gaye”