Turning the song into a true duet, the new take comes alongside a video, on which Will has again collaborated with short filmmaker, actor and YouTuber Bertie Gilbert, who directed the original clip for the track.
About the collaboration, Will says: “I first came across Chloe’s music after she used the Be Around Me audio on TikTok, so it’s crazy that that led us to an actual collab. The first pass Chloe sent over was super instant, she crushed the tone straight away. The journey I’ve been on with this track has been wild, I love how realised it sounds as a duet.
Collaborating across continents without ever meeting in person was an interesting one. I feel like the distance between us both played really nicely into Be Around Me’s lyrics, singing about longing to be near the person who’s running rings around your mind. I feel like how well this one turned out has been really inspiring to create with other artists far and wide.”
Chloe adds, “this song is so fun and groovy, i feel so lucky to be able to sing some of my favorite parts of this song with will!! i love that sweet british mustache man and all of his boppin clever lyrics”.
Boppin clever lyrics are great, aren’t they?
You can check out the video for Will and Chloe’s ‘Be Around Me’ below.