“Say My Name” is a dance-pop song, with a strong influence of Latin rhythms, born out of a collaboration among French DJ David Guetta, Colombian singer J. Balvin and American pop-star Bebe Rexha.
What is the David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – Say My Name Lyrics Meaning?
Set to be a kind of duo, a conversation between lovers, from their very different
perspectives of what’s going on in their relationship, “Say My Name” talks about, in the beginning, of the woman’s feelings of not being loved enough, or cared for enough.
She talks about sensing her lover absent, distant, not fully committed. So, her way
of trying to feel more secure about where they stand in this relationship is to ask him for a show of certainty or, in other words, she asks him to “say her name” as in “make a strong declaration that I’m the one for you”.
Later on, beginning in English and moving on to Spanish, the song opens space for
the man’s take on things, as he responds to his woman’s concerns. There’s nothing in their way, he says. She is the only one. Wherever he goes, she is the one he thinks about and talks about. He feels her close to him all the time. She is his only love, as he tries to show by telling her he says her name “from Medellín to London”.
Coming to the end of the song, there is a sense of non-closure (that is very much
life-like, in fact). In a sort of never-ending cycle, as much as the guy reaffirms his
affections and commitment, the girl keeps on asking for more and feeling lonely and insecure.
Interesting Facts About Song and Artists:
“Say My Name” was released as a single from David Guetta’s album (his seventh
one) on October 26 of 2018. But the song had been made public before, back in September, when the whole album made its debut.
“Say My Name” was not the first collaboration between David Guetta and Bebe
Rexha. They have worked together in “Hey Mama”, only at that time Rexha didn’t have much of a name of her own. So, about that, she said: “it was a weird time because I was credited with the song without being really known… it was nice to have another song with him and everything starts again from the beginning”.
J. Balvin (José Álvaro Osorio Balvín) was born in Medllín, Colombia. At the age of
17, he moved to the United States, first to Oklahoma, then to New York – where he got to be very much influenced by the American music. Later, he returned to his home country and started performing as a singer in local night-clubs, thus gaining a lot of popularity.
David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, and producer. Very successful and well-known worldwide, he has, so far, sold over 9 million albums and thirty million singles.