The Real Meaning Behind Why Don't We's 'Fallin' (Adrenaline)'

Why Don't We's "'Fallin' (Adrenaline)" is the lead single off the group's second studio album, The Good Times and The Bad Ones, which dropped on Jan. 15, 2021. The track — which was released with an accompanying music video in September 2020 — is about the adrenaline rush that comes with first falling in love with someone. In fact, band member Corbyn Besson told People that "Fallin' (Adrenaline)" is about ″going full send" for a special someone ″you've always wanted." 

The boy band member explained that this genre of music is new and something Why Don't We hasn't tried before, adding that they're "stoked to show this side of [themselves] to the world," as it "pushes a musical boundary." Besson added, "We played all the instruments on the track and the lyrics are based on our real feelings and experiences while touring and during quarantine.″

Keep scrolling to find out the real meaning behind Why Don't We's "Fallin' (Adenaline)" lyrics, as well the band's "crazy" writing process, including the exact moment they knew the track was the song they had been waiting for.

The song lyrics 'basically wrote' themselves, according to one band member

Why Don't We — comprised of band members Zach Herron, Jack Avery, Daniel Seavey, Corbyn Besson and Jonah Marais — explained the meaning behind their song "Fallin' (Adrenaline)" with Genius. "When you get into a relationship, you're jumping off a cliff, right?" Seavey said in November 2020. "Like you don't know how it's going to go. Maybe we'll just keep falling is basically just saying, like, hopefully this just keeps going and we never hit [the bottom]." Marais added, "It's almost just like sort of wishful thinking ... we'll jump and maybe we'll just keep falling in it" even though the group believes an end is sometimes "inevitable."

The track — which samples drums from Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" track, per Billboard – features lyrics like "Make me a promise, tell me you'll stay with me/ If I'm bein' honest, I don't know where this leads," and "Let's just fall in love for the hell of it/ Maybe we'll just keep fallin'." 

According to Besson, Why Don't We's "Fallin' (Adrenaline)" "basically wrote itself." The singer also described the writing session as "crazy," telling People, "We started entirely from scratch and about 45 minutes later it was finished." He added, "We actually recorded about half of the vocals at Daniel's house due to the pandemic and after hearing the demo for the first time I remember feeling like 'oh s**t, this might be the song we've been waiting for.'″