I think you can hear my actual development as an artist within the song. It's almost like a time lapse of my career.

Zedd about Addicted to a Memory[1]

"Addicted to a Memory" is a song by Zedd from his second studio album, True Colors. It is the first track from the album, and its "event" took place in Austin, Texas.[3] The song features vocals from American girl group Bahari.

Background Edit

"Addicted to a Memory" began as a demo of Zedd's which was sent to Lady Gaga in 2012. After hearing the demo, Gaga called Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records and told him to sign Zedd to the label.[1]

On March 19, 2015, 50 Zedd fans in Austin were taken via private car to a party in Longhorn Cavern State Park. At the party, Zedd allowed them to listen to the finished version of "Addicted to a Memory". This event was succeeded by the "Straight Into the Fire" event in Los Angeles, California.

The song was released as a promotional single on April 14, 2015.


We are, we are a violent chemistry
Love has taken us as far as we can reach
But I can't leave
We are, we are imagined ecstasy
Holding onto what we used to be
Addicted to a memory

Holding onto what we used to be
Addicted to a memory
A memory

We are, we are in love enemies
We are sentimental slaves on broken knees
We're on empty
We were, we were one identity
Now the trouble is remembering
Addicted to a memory



  • If one had pre-ordered True Colors, "Addicted to a Memory" was included with their purchase for free.[4]
  • The song is featured in a 2015 commercial—starring soccer players Lionel Messi, Mesut Özil, Andrea Pirlo, and Philippe Coutinho—for Gatorade UK[5], which Zedd retweeted on May 5, 2015.
  • The song is the second most popular song on True Colors as of June 10, 2015.
  • An edited version of the song is included on the Japanese "Perfect Edition" of True Colors.


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