Thinking About You

Album: 18 Months (2012)
Charted: 8 86
  • This song finds Ayah Marar cooing about a romantic relationship. The Jordanian singer/songwriter is a long-term collaborator with Harris, having first worked with the Scot on his 2004 song "Let Me Know," which appears on The Unabombers' Electric Soul 2 album. She also featured on his Ready For The Weekend track, "Stars Come Out."
  • Harris favors using female vocalists (think Rihanna and Florence Welch). He explained to The Guardian why he believes vocals by the fairer sex make for the best dance tracks: "They're always at the perfect frequency to play in a club," he said. A good, soaring, high-mid female vocal bounces off the walls nicely, and it doesn't interfere with the bass or drumbeat. It's basic science. A man's voice is likely to interfere with the bassline which is why you don't hear many classic dance tracks with a male lead."
  • The video was directed by Vincent Haycock, who has put together multiple visuals for Calvin Harris including "Feel So Close" and "Sweet Nothing." We see Ayah Marar being taken hostage on a boat while Hurts singer Theo Hutchcraft hosts a drug-fuelled party and cavorts with a group of topless models by the pool. Harris does appear briefly as a DJ in a club.

    Hutchcraft is a good friend of Harris, as well as sharing the same manager and the pair decided the video was a good opportunity to collaborate. The Hurts vocalist told Digital Spy that filming the clip was a "crazy" experience. "I don't even know what's going on. We just had a party with loads of Russian girls - I didn't see the rest of it being made!" he said. "We were in this weird Russian mansion on top of the hills - for us two it was crazy and a lot of fun."
  • Calvin Harris first met Ayah Marar in 2004 in a London record shop and they went on to share a home for a brief period.

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