What You're Doin' to Me

Album: Dig In Deep (2016)
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  • Bonnie Raitt sings here about the excitement of unexpected, late-life love. "'What You're Doin' To Me' is about having kinda given up on love and then when you least expect it, somebody comes in and blows the lid off it," she explained to TeamRock. "And that's very real, especially at this time of my life, and this age, with relationships that get stale."
  • The song's rollicking gospel groove is one of several penned by Raitt with her live audience in mind for Dig In Deep. "I was really wanting to play certain grooves that I wasn't playing live," she explained, "so I custom-wrote the songs so I could add them to the set."

    "One is that gospel song [What You're Doin' To Me]. I love playing piano – I don't do it that often – and I wanted to write a song that would really let the band kick it," Raitt continued "That was very deliberate. So I worked really hard. Y'know, I hadn't written in a long time and each one of those grooves and topics are things I wanted to cover."

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