"This song captures that desperation we have for each other in a fun and zany way," the couple said of their new duet

June 16, 2016 02:00 PM

Dove Cameron and fiancé Ryan McCartan‘s latest project is an especially personal one.

The engaged Disney Channel duo – who record and release music under the moniker The Girl and the Dreamcatcher – just dropped their infectious new single “Make You Stay,” and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the track’s love-fueled music video.

“We as a songwriting collaboration, a musical partnership and as a couple continue to dance around very real images and conversations that have happened between us,” the pair told PEOPLE, adding the single’s lyrics hit especially close to home for them.

“‘What’ve I gotta do to make you stay?’ is a real feeling we’ve had for each other. When we were first getting together. When she leaves for Vancouver to do a movie. When he leaves for New York to do a play. We’re so deeply ingrained in each other’s lives, and yet we’re constantly being pulled apart by a varying degree of things. This song captures that desperation we have for each other in a fun and zany way.”

Ryan McCartan and Dove Cameron

Cameron, 20, and McCartan, 22, began dating after costarring on the Disney Channel show Liv and Maddie before McCartan popped the question this spring.

“We want to do it right, and planning a wedding is no small feat, and we don’t want it to be something that we have to squeeze in between jobs, so we’re going to wait until the right moment,” McCartan previously told PEOPLE of their impending nuptials. “We’re going to do it the way we want to and take our time – we have plenty.”

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