Versions

Album: The Fall Out (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • August Rigo is best known as a songwriter and producer - his credits include "U Smile" by Justin Bieber, "Party All Night (Sleep All Day)" by Sean Kingston, and "Gotta Be You" by One Direction.

    "Versions" is a track from his solo album The Fall Out. The song finds him telling a girl that she's perfect the way she is, no matter what the internet says. "It gives a slight shade towards social media in the way girls are portrayed or feel like they have to portray themselves," Rigo said in his Songfacts interview. "I just wanted to give the world something from a different perspective, because there's so much of that stuff going on. With social media so big, I find that girls tend to sell themselves short, and I wanted to write a song for them to say, 'You're cool just the way you are.'"
  • Ricky Tillo, who was Lady Gaga's guitarist on her Monster's Ball tour, played on this track and helped produce it. Tillo and Rigo were in a band together along with Fergus Chow, who also worked on the song.

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