Too Much In Love

Album: Premium: Songs From The Love Ship Vol. 1 (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This was released as the second single from American singer-songwriter and producer Chris Willis dance EP Premium: Songs From The Love Ship Vol. 1. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard dance chart.
  • A video was shot in Los Angeles and released on January 10, 2012. In our Chris Willis interview, we asked him about the biggest challenges in making a music video. He said: "Well, the thing that makes it tough for me with videos is that you have to keep doing the same scene over and over and over again. It's nothing like recording. You've got the director, you've got the cameras, you've got light, you've got makeup, you've got wardrobe. You have all these other elements that aren't really involved in recording the song. All of those elements really add a little bit more complication to the process because everybody's got to be happy, the camera angle's got to be right, the lighting's got to be right, and the director's got to be happy. If there's something that I'm wearing that isn't really pulled together in the right place, that makes it challenging.
    But the end result is always beyond my imagination, which makes it really, really fun to do.
    But it's really the hardest part of making music, because once it's done, it's permanent. It's forever."
  • The song features a guitar sample of Lenny Kravitz' "Are You Gonna Go My Way". Willis told us that it "was my way of paying homage to the rock and roll sensibility that he brings to the music world."
    Willis added that it was, "very challenging" getting the sample cleared as there were several hundred applications all wanting to borrow from the iconic riff. "So when we finally did get approval to use it," he said, "I was incredibly grateful. It's probably one of the most well known samples in music history."
  • We asked Willis if Kravitz has heard this song? He replied: "I don't know if he's heard it, I don't know what he thought of it. I just hope that he has listened and thinks it's a really good idea. My dream with that is to be on stage at the Super Bowl with Lenny Kravitz on the stage with the guitar. That would be really awesome. But I would totally be totally starstruck if that ever happened."

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