Get You
by Daniel Caesar (featuring Kali Uchis)

Album: Freudian (2016)
Charted: 93
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  • "Get You" finds Caesar reflecting on past relationships. The Toronto-based singer-songwriter explained to Billboard:

    "I met a girl and got very involved. She brought things and feelings out of me that I didn't know I had. 'Get You' is a song of praise to a love I didn't even feel I deserved at the time… Being with someone you truly adore and being present enough in the moment that the world literally slows down and you ask yourself how did I stumble into this? I'm always shooting myself in the foot, but I'm in here."
  • The Bible was an influence for Caesar when writing the lyrics for this song.

    Through drought and famine, natural disasters
    My baby has been around for me
    Kingdoms have fallen, angels be calling
    None of that could ever make me leave


    He explained to Genius: "In writing, in general, a major influence is the Bible, since I spent so much time reading it growing up. It uses a lot of beautiful language, and a lot of it, or at least religious music and stuff like that, it's like a love story, but just between God and man sort of thing. To take that sort of language and use it in this sense I think is kind of cool. It was just about things happen. The world changes. Especially in this time, now everything seems a little bit crazy. It was just a reference to that. We're in our own world, kind of locked away, doing our thing, and everything outside is crazy and falling apart."
  • "Get You" features Kali Uchis on the third verse and outro. Caesar told Genius how he ended up collaborating with the Colombian singer:

    "She heard 'Violet,' or whatever, and reached out on Instagram. We corresponded for a long time. We had one session the first time I went to LA. We did some stuff. It didn't end up making the album. Then I wrote 'Get You,' and it needed some feminine energy on there. I was like, 'She'd be perfect for it.'

    It was definitely the perfect energy for the song. She's a very sweet girl, but there's this very sexual energy about her. It's about love, but there's the underlying sexual sort of… not even underlying. Just that parallel aspect to it."
  • First released on October 21, 2016, this song slowly gained momentum before finally debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated March 3, 2018, marking the first chart entry for both Caesar and Uchis. Various popular YouTube covers, helped "Get You" gain traction, most notably, William Singe and Alex Aiono's July 2017 version.

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