The Skies Will Break

Album: The Heart Speaks In Whispers (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Corinne Bailey Rae told Mojo that the lyrics for this song were inspired by a dream she had of "a person who is broken, and ashamed of feeling broken. I loved the ideas that the skies will break, that you won't always feel this way."

    She added: "I thought I was writing these songs for someone else. But really I was writing them for me."
  • This is the opening track of The Heart Speaks In Whispers. Many of the tracks on the album, including this one, concern the journey taken between darkness and light.

    On choosing her album title, Bailey Rae told The Sun: "It's about listening to my inner voice. The lyrics just come without me thinking about them or writing them down. Instinct is really powerful and a really good way of working out what is right for you. That is really what the record is about."

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