Halsey and YUNGBLUD join forces on '11 Minutes' and the lyrics are dark AF

14 February 2019, 12:41 | Updated: 14 February 2019, 14:28

By Sam Prance

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Halsey never ceases to amaze us. In 2019 alone, the 24-year-old has already bagged her first solo US Number 1 single ever ('Without Me' follows in the footsteps of her The Chainsmokers collaboration 'Closer'), topped US pop radio two times in a row with 'Eastside' and 'Without Me' (iconic) and received rave reviews for her first stint hosting SNL (we are still not over that performance).

And Halsey isn't slowing down anytime soon. She is currently in the process of recording her highly-anticipated third studio album and is making sure to keep her fans entertained while she's in the studio. Yesterday, Halsey announced a new single with her rumoured boyfriend YUNGBLUD and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. '11 Minutes' is a joint single and the trio released it last night.

Check out the full '11 Minutes' lyrics below.

YUNGBLUD and Halsey's '11 Minutes' lyrics
YUNGBLUD and Halsey's '11 Minutes' lyrics. Picture: Sipa USA/SIPA USA/PA Images // Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

The song itself is a brooding ballad with the chorus lyric: "I'm 11 minutes away and I have missed you all day // I'm 11 minutes away, so why aren't you here?". From the guitar intro to the vocal performances, it's stunning. In a statement to iHeartRadio, YUNGBLUD said, “The song 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.

He then went on to add: "We don’t realize how much we need something until it’s taken away from us. Working with Halsey and Travis was a fucking dream – at the end of the day we’re all rock kids. We grew up with a mutual adoration for the genre so it completely makes sense that we would come together and try to modernize it."

Listen to '11 Minutes' below.

It's currently unclear if '11 Minutes' is a standalone single or if it will be attached to albums by YUNGBLUD and Halsey.

YUNGBLUD, Halsey - '11 Minutes' lyrics

CHORUS: HALSEY
I'm 11 minutes away and I have missed you all day
I'm 11 minutes away, so why aren't you here?

VERSE 1: HALSEY
I think I missed you callin' on the other line
I'm just thinkin' all these thoughts up in my mind
Talkin' love but I can't even read the signs
I would sell my soul for a bit more time
You stain all on my body like you're red wine
You're the fuckin' acid to my alkaline
You run your middle finger up and down my spine
I'm sorry there was no one to apologize

PRE-CHORUS: YUNGBLUD
I'm so fuckin' sorry, I'm so fuckin' sorry
I've been playing somebody and it's helping nobody
And her lipstick arithmetic didn't stick
And now I'm sick, throwing fits
And yeah, I've seen you in my head every fuckin' day since I left
You on the floor with your hands 'round your head
And I'm down and depressed
All I want is your head on my chest
Touchin' feet, I'm 11...

CHORUS: HALSEY & YUNGBLUD
I'm 11 minutes away and I have missed you all day
I'm 11 minutes away, so why aren't you here?
You're 11 minutes away and I have missed you all day
You're 11 minutes away, so why aren't you here?

POST-CHORUS: HALSEY
Tell me what you need, I can make you more than what you are
Come and lay the roses on the floor, every single Sunday, don't get bored
I just want to freeze, I can give you more than what you are
Now I see you standing all alone, I never thought the world would turn to stone

VERSE 2: HALSEY & YUNGBLUD
So call me stupid, call me sad
You're the best I've ever had
You're the worst I've ever had
And that keeps fuckin' with my head
Call me stupid, call me sad
You're the best I've ever had
You're the worst I've ever had
And that keeps fuckin' with my head

CHORUS: HALSEY & YUNGBLUD
I'm 11 minutes away and I have missed you all day
I'm 11 minutes away, so why aren't you here? (Why aren't you here?)
You're 11 minutes away and I have missed you all day
You're 11 minutes away, so why aren't you here? (Why aren't you here?)

BRIDGE: YUNGBLUD
So call me stupid, call me sad
You're the best I've ever had
You're the worst I've ever had
And that keeps fuckin' with my head
Call me stupid, call me sad
You're the best I've ever had
You're the worst I've ever had
And that keeps fuckin' with my head

OUTRO: HALSEY
You're 11 minutes away and I have missed you all day
So why aren't you here?
Why aren't you here?
Why aren't you here?
Why aren't you here?
Why aren't you here?