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Nice to Meet You, I Love You - Nice to Meet You (Forever the Sickest Kids song) - Netflix
“Nice to Meet You” is a song recorded by American pop punk band Forever the Sickest Kids for their third studio album J.A.C.K. It was released as the album's second single on May 28, 2013. It was written by Jonathan Cook, Austin Bello, Caleb Turman, Kyle Burns, Marc Stewart, and Rico Garcia. The song was originally posted as a lyric video on Billboard on May 24 and then later on YouTube by Fearless Records on May 27.
Nice to Meet You, I Love You - Writing and inspiration - Netflix
Vocalist Jonathan Cook explained about the song, “'Nice to Meet You' was a song we wrote about honest feelings about how the media is so filled with negativity nowadays. We live in the greatest country in the world and these lyrics are about how our country's stereotypes are perceived by outsiders looking in.” The band's former lead guitarist Marc Stewart co-wrote the song, alongside Rico Garcia, who replaced Stewart as a touring member for the band. The song also revamps the song “America” by Been Bradley, the acoustic/electronic project that band members Austin Bello and Caleb Turman had created before the formation of Forever the Sickest Kids. The lyric in the hook, “America, nice to meet you”, is the same and the background vocals (“Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh”) imitate the instrumentation from “America”. In an interview with Turman, he said of the idea, “It was our chance to rebirth an idea that we really wanted to release. We were like 'Oh, we have this song that we were working on and I'm not entirely sure if it is going to work. But if it does work, it could be amazing.' We told the guys that and played that section of the song. That's how it happened. Everyone seemed to love it and we kind of moved on past it.”
Nice to Meet You, I Love You - References - Netflix