Water And A Flame

Album: Loved Me Back To Life (2013)
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  • Celine Dion covered this Daniel Merriweather and Adele duet for her Loved Me Back To Life album, turning it into her own restrained gin-soaked breakup ballad. "Instead of trying to make it pure and perfect, I get to loosen up a little," she told Katie Couric of the song on her daytime talk show.
  • Dion sings this with the lower, grainier register of her voice. She told Billboard magazine: "A few years ago, I would have pronounced it 'a couple of more,' would have sung [stretches out the notes] 'til I forget your naaaame.' So for me, it's very, very different. I'm using my bedroom hair, bedroom voice."
  • Merriweather harshly criticized Dion for recording his tune, writing, "This song has every ounce of my heartache and pain in it and she pretends as if she wrote it herself."

    The Canadian singer's management responded on her website, saying that, Dion, "has been very vocal about the fact that she does not write her own songs," adding that she would never "want to do any harm to the writers."


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