"All for Us"
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Single by Labrinth and Zendaya
from the album Imagination & the Misfit Kid and Euphoria Season 1 (An HBO Original Series Soundtrack)
Released30 June 2019 (2019-06-30)
GenreGospel[1]
Length3:32 (single version)
3:13 (album version)[2]
LabelSyco
Songwriter(s)Timothy McKenzie
Producer(s)Labrinth
Labrinth singles chronology
"Mount Everest"
(2019)
"All for Us"
(2019)
"Something's Got to Give"
(2019)
Zendaya singles chronology
"Rewrite the Stars"
(2017)
"All for Us"
(2019)
"I'm Tired"
(2022)

"All for Us" is a song by English singer Labrinth and American singer Zendaya, released as a single from Labrinth's album Imagination & the Misfit Kid on 30 June 2019 through Syco Music. The song was featured heavily in the American teen drama Euphoria, where it appeared on the first season's soundtrack and won Labrinth the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Background and composition

Written and produced solely by Labrinth,[3] "All for Us" comprises "vocal choruses and gritty synths to create a dreadful atmosphere that's quickly contrasted with a lovesick chorus".[4] It depicts him as "determined to make things work between him and his partner" as he "reflects on his parents' poor marriage".[4] A reworked version, which features American actress and singer Zendaya, was released in August.[5] The reworked version appeared on Labrinth's second studio album, Imagination & the Misfit Kid.[6] It has been described as "dark and epic, with a buzzing bass and chanting vocals".[7]

Appearances in other media

"All for Us" appeared during the season 1 finale of the American teen drama series Euphoria.[1] Zendaya, who stars in the series, performed the song during the episode.[8] It is set to a scene in which her character is "transported to another world", "propped up by a crowd of dancers", and "rises, then falls into their arms".[7][9] For this scene, the song won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2020.[10]

Charts

Chart performance for "All for Us"
Chart (2019–2022) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[11] 49
Global 200 (Billboard)[12] 58
Iceland (Plötutíðindi)[13] 28
Ireland (IRMA)[14] 24
Lithuania (AGATA)[15] 40
Portugal (AFP)[16] 182
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 9
UK Singles (OCC)[18] 52
US Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[19] 40

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (19 August 2020). "'Euphoria': Two-Time Emmy-Nominated Composer Labrinth On Capturing The Highs & Hot Mess Lows Of Teenage Excess – Crew Call Podcast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  2. ^ "All For Us (from the HBO Original Series Euphoria) / Labrinth". Tidal. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Credits / All For Us / Labrinth". Tidal. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b Caraan, Sophie (3 July 2019). "Labrinth Drops Dark & Gritty Track "All For Us"". Hypebeast. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  5. ^ Nied, Mike (5 August 2019). "Zendaya Links Up With Labrinth On "All For Us" For 'Euphoria' Finale". Idolator. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  6. ^ Saponara, Michael (22 November 2019). "Labrinth Unleashes 'Imagination & the Misfit Kid' Album Featuring Sia & Zendaya: Stream it Now". Billboard. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  7. ^ a b Spruch, Kirsten (5 August 2019). "'Euphoria' Season Finale Featured a New Song by Zendaya and Labrinth: Listen to 'All For Us'". Billboard. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  8. ^ Renshaw, David (5 August 2019). "Listen to Zendaya and Labrinth's Euphoria song, "All For Us"". The Fader. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  9. ^ Yang, Rachel (5 August 2019). "Euphoria season finale ends on cliffhanger with new song by Zendaya and Labrinth". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  10. ^ Hipes, Patrick (17 September 2020). "Creative Arts Emmy Awards: 'Big Mouth', '#FreeRayshawn' Lead Night 4 – Winners List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  11. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. 7 March 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Labrinth Chart History (Global 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  13. ^ "Tónlistinn – Lög" [The Music – Songs] (in Icelandic). Plötutíðindi. Archived from the original on 6 March 2022. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Official Irish Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  15. ^ "2022 7-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Labrinth – All for Us". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  17. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 5". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  19. ^ "Labrinth Chart History (Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  20. ^ "British single certifications – Labrinth – All for Us". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 30 May 2022.