Assisted by Willy William, David Guetta enlists pop superstars Jason Derulo and Nicki Minaj for a brand new banger under the name of ‘Goodbye‘. Below we’re going to break down the song’s meaning while focusing on the trio’s lyrics.
In the song’s Intro, Jason and Nicki are describing the final moments of their past relationships, right when it was time to say the final goodbye. Most likely, the duo is making a bittersweet reference to the exact moment when you know that you need to let someone go, but at the same time, you are unable to do so, and you need them to stay with you, at least for the night.
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In Verse 1, Jason Derulo offers an insight into his current relationship. The singer is suggesting that even if he’s able to travel the world and see lots of beautiful women, this special someone managed to keep his attention so far. However, right when he’s about to let go of this relationship, Jason takes another leap of faith and says that he’s still down to continue seeing this woman despite the relationship not working in the long term.
In the Chorus, we get a glimpse of reality where it’s still time to say goodbye to unhealthy relationships, but maybe not tonight. Willy William states in Verse 2 that he misses the sensual moments with his special lady and that he still feels like they need to spend more time together before going separate ways. This is why he gets straight to the point and tells his partner that they should get together for the night.
In Verse 3, Nicki tells us that any man that wants to get with her needs to get himself straight first and then approach her. Most likely, the Young Money singer suggests that she’s at a point in her life that won’t make any compromises when it comes to her partners, so this is why she gets to pick from the best of them. Even so, Nicki won’t have too much time to stay and chit chat with him as she has a busy schedule of her own, so after they get together for the night, it’s time to say goodbye.
The first fact is that two sets of the artists on this song have collaborated on more than 2 songs before this one. You guessed it! You music-lover you…
Nicki Minaj and David Guetta have collaborated on four other tracks prior to “Goodbye,” alongside other artists, of course. Nicki Minaj and Guetta’s collaborations include “Where Them Girls At,” “Turn Me On,” “Hey Mama,” and “Light My Body Up.”
On the other hand, Nicki Minaj and Jason Derulo previously collaborated on two other songs prior to “Goodbye.” These songs include “In my head” in 2010 and “Swalla” in 2017. It seems it’s always fire in the booth when these artists are on the same song, huh? Needless to say, the chemistry among all of the collaborating artists on “Goodbye” inevitably resulted in “Goodbye” being ‘welcomed’ by fans all over the world (see what we did there?).
And that’s not all. One of the artists on “Say Goodbye” might seem little known to casual music listeners. When you first hear the song, you’d think you’ve never heard a song from Willy William before. For your information, Willy William is a French producer and artist (same nationality as David Guetta).
He is actually one of the artists and collaborators on the smash hit “Mi Gente” with J Balvin. You remember “Mi Gente,” right? Oh yeah, yeah, yeah! (Pun intended). Yes, that smash hit. The Latin hit song Beyonce eventually did a remix to. Well, that’s the level of influence, and popularity Willy William has commanded over his career.