Additionally, the duo (Ian Axel and Chad King) will perform the song for the very first time on national television alongside Christina Aguilera this Sunday at the 2019 American Music Awards—broadcast live from Los Angeles, CA on ABC. Six years later, this marks a special reunion for the group and the iconic singer who initially graced the same stage for a headline-making duet in 2013.
“This song came to me on a day that I was reflecting on my past… thinking about family, friends, loved ones—and what the future will bring,” says Aguilera. “For me this song represents feeling a sense of connection and finding of peace with both past and current life experiences.”
“It seems like just yesterday that we took the stage at the AMAs with Christina,” recalls A Great Big World. “We were so nervous, excited, and hopeful. It felt like walking through a door and into a whole new chapter—and whole new world, really. This is like that, but it’s also just like coming home and playing with one of our favorite collaborators and friends again! We can’t wait for this moment and are thankful to be back.”
Upheld by stark piano chords and sweeping strings, “Fall On Me” unfolds as a bold ballad threading together Axel’s delicate delivery and a soulful turn from Aguilera. It culminates on a reassuring and empowering invitation, “Fall on me with open arms. Fall on me from where you are,” carried by both vocalists. Of course, the collaboration rekindles and amplifies the chemistry A Great Big World and Aguilera found together on 2013’s six-times-platinum GRAMMY® Award-winning “Say Something.” Whereas the latter explored the breaking point of a relationship, “Fall On Me” spotlights eternal strength shared among lovers.
“Fall On Me” sets the stage for the group’s third full-length coming in 2020. Recently signed to S-Curve Records/BMG, A Great Big World are in the process of putting the finishing touches on the record and will unveil many more details and surprises soon.