Complicated (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and David Guetta song)

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"Complicated"
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and David Guetta Complicated.jpg
Single by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and David Guetta featuring Kiiara
Released28 July 2017 (2017-07-28)
Length3:04
Label
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Producer(s)
  • David Guetta
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike singles chronology
"Hey Baby"
(2016)
"Complicated"
(2017)
"Crowd Control"
(2017)
David Guetta singles chronology
"Versace on the Floor (Remix)"
(2017)
"Complicated"
(2017)
"Dirty Sexy Money"
(2017)
Kiiara singles chronology
"Whippin"
(2017)
"Complicated"
(2017)
"Wishlist"
(2017)
Music video
"Complicated" on YouTube

"Complicated" is a song by Belgian DJ and record producer duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and French DJ and record producer David Guetta, featuring American singer-songwriter Kiiara. It was composed and produced by Angemi Antonino, David Guetta and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, with lyrics written by Hailey Collier, Peter Hanna, Kiiara and Ethan Roberts. The song was released on 28 July 2017 via Smash the House.

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Background

On 14 July 2017, Dimitri Vegas posted a photo of himself and David Guetta, captioned "Big things coming". [1] [2] On 23 July 2017, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and David Guetta made their live performance debut of the song in Ibiza. [3] [4] On 25 July 2017, the duo shared a teaser via Epic Amsterdam, revealing the track's details and release date. [5] [6]

Critical reception

The song is described as an "irrefutably stylistic party anthem track that is sure to make a statement on the charts". [6] [7] Kat Bein of Billboard wrote that the song has "straightforward melodies, easy beats, and a good, clear vocal", and felt that there is "nothing flashy about this future bass drop". [3] Jeffrey Yau of Your EDM thinks that the track "seemingly strikes the perfect balance between summer festival jam and infectious radio hit that'll easily stick in your head with its sugary-sweet lyrics and very simple chorus", "all three artists' sounds and styles" are well blended, and "the melodies in the track are memorable enough to keep the tune in your head for a full day or more". [8] Erik of EDM Sauce wrote that the song "is not something groundbreaking" but "is honestly pretty good" and is "catchy and fun". He described the vocals as "electrifying" and the drop as "minimalist". [9]

Music video

The music video was released on 21 August 2017. It was set in Ibiza and directed by Phillip R Lopez. The video depicts the Ibiza's landscapes with dancers. Kiiara can be seen wandering outdoors on cobble-stone city streets of Ibiza Town. [10] [11]

Track listing

Digital download [12]
No.TitleLength
1."Complicated" (featuring Kiiara) (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike VS. David Guetta)3:04
Digital download – The Remixes Part 1 [13]
No.TitleLength
1."Complicated" (featuring Kiiara) (R3hab remix)2:28
2."Complicated" (featuring Kiiara) (Tom Zanetti remix)4:36
3."Complicated" (featuring Kiiara) (Diego Miranda & Wolfpack remix)4:10
4."Complicated" (featuring Kiiara) (It's Different remix)2:33
Digital download – The Remixes Part 2 [14]
No.TitleLength
1."Complicated" (featuring Kiiara) (Robin Schulz remix)4:49
2."Complicated" (featuring Kiiara) (Fareoh remix)2:57
3."Complicated" (featuring Kiiara) (Brennan Heart remix)3:25

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from Tidal. [15]

Charts

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA) [33] Platinum20,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

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