My Blood

Album: I Remember (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Aluna Francis crooning politically driven lyrics. The singer and bandmate George Reid collaborated with electronic producer Zhu on the track.

    Francis explained in a Genius attribution: "Me and Zhu were in the studio and everything was coming together. In terms of the sentiment of the lyrics, the deeper voice was kind of important to create. It really seemed to fit with the music that was happening - we seem to play with it sometimes."
  • Francis told Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show that she was inspired to make a song with Zhu after hearing his hit single "Faded." The songstress immediately went onto the internet to track him down. "I was like, 'I don't care if we don't know who he is. I'm going to find him.' I was such a geek," Francis said. They eventually met when they were playing at the same festival.
  • AlunaGeorge also collaborated with Zhu on "Automatic" a track from his 2015 Genesis Series EP.
  • This is the first song that Aluna Francis has written which is overtly political. She explained the lyrical meaning to the BBC:

    "There's a tiny percentage of people that benefit from us fighting each other. Racism itself is a capitalist invention. So whenever people engage in racism, somebody benefits financially.

    So I'm creating an imaginary scenario where someone on the front line stops and asks one of the people whose benefiting financially to come and join them: 'Would you come and fight for this cause?'

    When they say 'of course not', would you still choose that method of moving forward, or would you do something cleverer? Like bury the hatchet, make peace, or start negotiations?"

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