It’s seventh grade, the day of the final English exam, and Noah Kahan and Gracie Abrams have spent all semester singing and playing guitar and piano when they should have been studying, letting that copy of Romeo and Juliet collect dust in the backs of their lockers. “We got this,” they’ve been telling themselves, “we know most of the songs in West Side Story.” Then, when Mrs. Harris demands an essay about what love in the play means, Kahan panics, flips to the end of the book (and only the end of the book), and automatically writes the folky, morbid “Everywhere, Everything,” his latest single, which is now a duet with Abrams and arrives a day before he makes his Saturday Night Live debut tomorrow.

At least that has to be the only plausible explanation for lyrics like, “I wanna love you ’til we’re food for the worms to eat, ’til our fingers decompose, keep my hands in yours” (which someone actually earnestly annotated on Genius). And it explains a line like, “Two bodies riddled with scars from our pre-teens intertwine in a car’s dirty backseat,” as if they’re completely unaware of the emotional scars that lie ahead in life (which Romeo and Juliet missed out on.) But what stands out most about the song is the sweetness of the shared saturnalia of sadness and devotion that both singers espouse as they talk about a love that survives past the grave as if it’s no big deal. “Would we survive in a horror movie?” Kahan asks early on in the song. Probably! (Tune in to SNL to see host Emma Stone’s reaction to the lyrics if Kahan plays it.)

Of course, Kahan and Abrams take the matter much more seriously since they recorded this new rendition of Kahan’s song off last year’s Stick Season album. The recording is part of a collaboration series he’s calling Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever) — a title that’s all the more ominous after reading “Everywhere, Everything” — that has featured pairings with Kacey Musgraves, Lizzy McAlpine, Hozier, and Post Malone.

Regarding the latest song, Kahan said in a statement: “Gracie puts her whole heart into every song she writes and note she sings, and I found myself completely swept into her world the first time I heard her. So incredibly excited for you all to hear her incredible take on ‘Everywhere, Everything.’”

“I’m so honored that Noah asked me to join him on ‘Everywhere, Everything,’” Abrams said in a statement. “I’m constantly in awe of the heart and sincerity behind each of his songs, and I feel crazy lucky for the opportunity to sing on one of my favorites. Noah really is the best, and I am simply a fan.”

All of Kahan’s fans will be able to see him next year when he embarks on an ambitious world tour he’s calling the We’ll All Be Here Forever Tour, with North American dates kicking off in March. Mt. Joy will open for him at his Fenway Park gigs in Boston.

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We’ll All Be Here Forever Tour Dates:

March 2 – Tempe, AZ @ Extra Innings Festival
March 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
March 28 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
March 29 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
March 30 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
April 2 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre
April 6 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
April 7 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
April 9 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
April 10 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
April 13 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
April 14 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
April 16 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
April 20 – North Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival
May 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 20 – Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
May 22 – Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
May 24 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 25 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 28 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
May 29 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
June 4 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 5 – Kansas City, MO @ Azura Amphitheatre
June 7 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
June 8 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
June 11 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
June 13 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 14 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
June 18 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
June 25 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
June 26 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
June 29 – George, WA @ The Gorge
July 1 – Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
July 3 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
July 5 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre
July 6 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre
July 9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 13 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 15 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 16 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 18 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
July 19 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
August 2 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival