Martin Garrix On ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ Dua Lipa Collab

Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa

Martin Garrix just released his first new single of 2017, and it at first-listen, it already sounds like it will be on its way to the top of the charts -- and your personal playlist. The song, "Scared To Be Lonely," features London-born rising pop star Dua Lipa, and the two have been teasing the track on social media for a few weeks.

Fans actually got a small taste of "Scared To Be Lonely" back at the very beginning of the new year when Martin played the song during a show in Myanmar. And now, not only do we have the full song, we also have the music video, which was directed by Blake Claridge.

Martin recently opened up about his new collab with Dua during an exclusive interview. He talked about what it was like to work with the singer/songwriter, what "Scared To Be Lonely" means to him, and his plans for the rest of 2017. He also shared some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the "Scared To Be Lonely" music video shoot.

On how "Scared To Be Lonely" came about & collaborating with Dua Lipa

"Me and Dua Lipa have been introduced through mutual connections, obviously we're both in the same industry and she's been killing it, so it was hard to get around her actually! I already worked on several demos for this track and was looking for the right vocalist. When I received Dua’s version of the song, I was blown away! Being able to work with such talented artists like her is incredible and all the pieces just came together beautifully for this track. I’m super excited!"

In case you're not familiar with Dua yet, the UK singer/songwriter released her own hit song back in August 2016 called "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)," and also recently collaborated with Sean Paul on his single "No Lie."

On the meaning behind "Scared To Be Lonely"

"'Scared To Be Lonely' is something a lot of people can relate to, I think. It's about wanting to have someone in your life to care about you and to care about that person. It's something that almost everyone encounters at some point in life and I feel like this song really expresses that feeling."

On his plans for the rest of 2017

"Scared To Be Lonely" is only the beginning of what sounds like will be a great year for Martin Garrix. He tells us that there is a lot more where that came from, as he has been busy in the studio working on more new music.

"I can't reveal too much because it would spoil the fun, but I can tell you that there is a lot of new music coming up. I've been in the studio a lot after the craziness of last year's festival-season, so you can expect some really cool stuff over the coming months. 'Scared To Be Lonely' is a start, but it's just the beginning!"

Original article by Nicole Mastrogiannis on iHeartRadio