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This emotional, soulful ballad is the second single from British R&B singer Estelle's third studio album, All Of Me
. The song was written by Sengalese-American singer-songwriter Akon and produced by Jerry Wonda, whose resume includes Fugees hit version of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly
Despite being heartbroken, the singer is grateful for the experience of the relationship that's just ended. Estelle told Rap-Up TV she fell in love with the track as soon as she heard it. "By the time it got to the chorus I was damn near crying," she said. "It just resonated so much with me. I play it to my guy friends and they cry."
Wonda told The Boombox
about the recording of the track: "When we did that record, we just went in. Akon officially wrote the top line, we just wanted to create something - a song you could listen to while you were driving, while you're in the club, while you're at work, while you're taking five minutes out for yoga [laughs]! Running! A song that can fit it all."
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