JP Saxe and Julia Michaels wonder “If the World Was Ending,” you’d come over, right?
Michaels said the apocalyptic love song, coincidentally written before the COVID-19 pandemic, took on a new meaning for her. “I think now more than ever I want to be surrounded by the people that I love,” she said.
Saxe told Billboard in April that the two were inspired by the massive back-to-back earthquakes in LA in July 2019. “After the earthquakes in Los Angeles, we were talking about how our decision-making would look if we were in a world-ending situation, what that would feel like, what we would want, who we would want to be with. The song itself is very much the kind of conversation we were having,” he said in the interview.