G-Eazy and Halsey turn into Bonnie and Clyde. Before unpacking The Beautiful & Damned, Young Gerald unleashes “Him & I” featuring his real-life girlfriend.
The romantic anthem finds Halsey on the soaring chorus, with her sultry vocals over the pulsating beat. “In the end, it’s him and I,” she sings. “He’s out his head, I’m out my mind / We got that love, the crazy kind.” Adding to the song’s outlaw couple theme, Gerald adds: “They don’t want to see us make it / They’d rather divide the 2017 Bonnie and Clyde.”
Over the summer, G and Halsey debuted the song with an intimate performance. “I’ve wanted to work with Halsey for a long time,” said Gerald. “I think she’s an incredibly talented artist who has accomplished so much at such a young age. She’s one of the biggest artists in the whole world. At 22 years old, that’s pretty phenomenal. ‘Him & I’ is a Bonnie and Clyde song. It’s a pretty intense, crazy in love song. She killed the record. She sounds phenomenal on it. I’m excited to share that experience onstage with her live one on one because she’s a great performer.”
By October, he would reveal that their chemistry was real. “It clicked,” he said. “I don’t know. I was hella happy and I think that’s everything. Not to be super corny and sentimental, but deadass, I was just hella happy and we clicked really well. As artists, it’s tough to fully understand the world we live in…So, being able to relate and talk like that just as friends too…That feeling inspires you creatively.”