"Tongue Tied" is a song by American DJ and producer Marshmello, English singer-songwriter Yungblud and American rapper and singer Blackbear, released on November 13, 2019.
This collaboration between Marshmello and Blackbear was first hinted in 2017. On July 8, Marshmello revealed for the first time his project, posting the following message on his social media: "Secrets out... marshmello x @iamblackbear coming soon", accompanied by a photo of the rapper wearing the DJ's helmet. He recalled his future collaboration on July 22, 2017, simultaneously he led rumours about upcoming songs with Selena Gomez and Khalid. At the same moment, he said via Twitter: "Marshmello and @iamblackbear ...new music coming". He later added, "All this new music is coming...so many amazing songs with so many amazing people". On September 20, 2017, he announced that the song will be named "Paparazzi". On January 15, 2018, responding to a fan who grew impatient, Marshmello tweeted: "It's coming... patience". Then, during an interview for Capital on October 31, 2019, Blackbear officially revealed the collaboration, with a third artist on the track, Yungblud. However, he did not precise a release date for the track, just unveiling that it will be released before the end of 2019. On November 9, 2019, Marshmello announced the release date and the title of the song via his social media, accompanied by a teaser and a link to a website made available for pre-save on iTunes and Spotify.
The official music video of the song was premiered on the same day through Marshmello's YouTube channel. It was shot in Bulgaria and directed by Andrew Sandler, who previously worked for the video of Yungblud song "Hope for the Underrated Youth". It features extracts from TV series The Act in which American actress Joey King plays. A few days prior the release, the singer posted multiple teasers of the clip, unveiling her presence. During a press release, he deemed the video "a call out to take mental health seriously".