6 Of 1 Thing

Album: Trust Me (2007)
Charted: 39

Songfacts®:

  • Craig David told I Like Music: "Lyrically it was trying to say a guy never truly understands how a girl's mind really works. As a guy tries to and thinks he knows, it's six of one thing and half a dozen of another. And I just wanted to try and put it in a way that doesn't have to be about a break up or a relationship starting, but having an up tempo base record allowed it to feel, rather than taking it in the negative way, of not being able to understand what a girl is talking about, I was able to make it based around a dance track that you could play in a club so it would get some spins and then also going out to Cuba, to Havana to record the record, because the musicians out there were able to give the song enough of the live feel, especially with the horn section and the percussion to make it feel like a feel good song, not necessarily a depressing one."
  • In the same interview David described his music making process: "I do like something to set me off, be it as simple as an acoustic guitar and you start to play some chords or around the piano or, if it's beat driven that then usually drives me into making it more for the club. Because at a certain tempo, half the time people aren't listening to what the lyrics are anyway at this tempo, they just want to dance. So there are lots of things that inspire me. But I do like it usually when it's based around a beat, because then you think, 'yeah I'm in this,' and it's quite hypnotic and then you lay some melodies and hopefully you've written a song."

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