Fix

Album: Fix (2016)
Charted: 65

Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Chris Lane's debut EP, this was written in February 2015 by Sarah Buxton ("Don't Let Me Be Lonely," "Stupid Boy") Jesse Frasure ("Sun Daze," "Crash and Burn") and Abe Stoklasa ("The Driver").

    The trio originally penned the tune with the intention of co-writer Abe Soklasa recording it for his own album. However, after the song was pitched to publishers, Big Loud Records' manager-partner Seth England optioned the song for the label's artist Chris Lane.
  • The choice of song originated from when Lane's producer Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen) heard him singing the high falsetto part of an Usher song one day. "He was like 'What was that?'" Lane recalled during a Grand Ole Opry Story Behind the Song video. "'Why don't you do stuff like that when you get in the vocal booth?'"

    Lane replied that he'd yet to record a song that needed a falsetto vocal, so they went hunting for one. England quickly recognized "Fix" as the perfect vehicle.
  • The lyrics use a drug metaphor to describe the intense desire that Lane is singing about. "The song gets pretty druggy," Buxton told Billboard magazine "but it's not about that. It's 'I want to be your addiction. I want to be the person that you're obsessed with and I'm obsessed with you.' We all know that feeling."
  • The song's music video was directed by TK McKamy and filmed at an airport hangar outside of Nashville. The clip features model Cheyenne McCann as Lane's love interest. "I wanted the vibe of the video to match the sound of 'Fix' and I really feel we captured it," said Lane.
  • This was the first time that Sarah Buxton, Jesse Frasure and Abe Stoklasa has written together. Frasure recalled to The Boot:

    "We knew Chris for a while. Sarah writes at Big Loud, and he was on tour with [Florida Georgia Line], and I think I met him first through Florida Georgia Line. When we sat down to write this song - Abe's an amazing musician and songwriter; he's had a bunch of cuts - we really didn't have an agenda at all. It was kind of a pop song.

    Sometimes you have targets in mind, but this is one, we just sat down and wrote. We were kind of channeling a little bit of Hall & Oates, R&B-flavored kind of thing, and obviously using some pretty progressive language and name-dropping."
  • The second verse had to be penned quickly at the end of the trio's songwriting session. Sarah Buxton recalled: "We wrote the first verse, chorus, and then the bridge. And then it was like, 'Well, let's just start singing it.' We had to go in 20 minutes, so we were like, 'Well, let's just start singing it and see what comes out' … We started out with a couple lines, and then it was, 'What about this? What about that?'"

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