I do not think I need to make any kind of introduction. You already know who they are so let’s jump right into the review. So how is this “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” song?
It is actually pretty good. Wait, let me explain before you start jumping on me. Song has very nice opening. For some reason singer who does that opening reminds me of Nate Ruess. I mean song is produced by guitarist of fun. so who knows, maybe it is. That introduction sets nice tone for the rest of the song. Also throughout song we hear same vocals which add nice element to the overall sound of the song.
Zayn’s verse is pretty nice up until he starts using his falsetto. I swear his falsetto in the verses is only reason why this song is flawless but it is kinda nice build up for the chorus. When we get to the chorus his falsetto becomes pretty much tolerable, especially in second chorus and second verse when Taylor joins him. Those little harmonized vocals in the second chorus sound very nice and their voices much very good.
Taylor’s verse is actually very good and much better than Zayn’s. Her falsetto sounds A LOT better. I love how when Zayn goes to lower notes Taylor is singing higher notes with falsetto. It creates one amazing contrast which I love. Ending of the song is honestly amazing. It is the part when everything comes together and explodes. Both production and Zayn’s and Taylor’s vocals.
Now let’s talk about production. I have seen a lot of people shit talking it but honestly I love every second of it. It matches with vocals perfectly and those already mentioned backing vocals are amazing. Those great great synths in the chorus are reason why Zayn’s falsetto is not that much annoying like it is in the verses.
Now, let’s talk about the lyrics and guess what they are really good too. Tone of the lyrics match with the song. Both of them is talking about other one but neither of them is trying to reach out other one. In the chorus Zayn starts saying how he does not wanna live forever because he will be living in vain. Reason because he will be living in vain is because he is not with her(in this case Taylor).
Overall this is pretty good duet with some minor. problems but those problems can be ignored. This song gets 4/5.