Soul Survivor

Album: 100% (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • 100% is the sixth studio album for the British soul singer Beverley Knight, who co-wrote this rocking track with frequent Robbie Williams collaborator Guy Chambers. Knight recalled to The Guardian March 12, 2010: "I was flowing that day – we had the melody and the lyrics done within two hours and then we spent the rest of the day putting the music in place. We got to the studio at midday and left at 6pm, with most of it done."
  • The song is a duet with soul legend Chaka Khan. Knight explained on her website: "I wrote it with Guy Chambers, at first intending to give it to Tina Turner as a testament to her years of staying in the music industry. I loved it so much I decided to keep it, but felt after I had sung it down that a legendary voice could add something extra special to it. Enter the incredible Chaka Khan who flew into London to perform the track as a duet with me in the studio. It was utterly fantastic! We both see ourselves as soul survivors; we have rode through the ups and downs in our musical careers, and we are both still here and loving it!"

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