We Believe

Album: This Loud Morning (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Cook wrote this anthem about blind faith with British songwriter-producers James Irvin and Julian Emery, who have also worked with American singer-songwriters Lissie ("In Sleep") and Michelle Branch ("Loud Music"). Emery also has had success writing hits for UK pop band McFly ("Stargirl"), whilst Irvin first achieved prominence as lead singer of the British '80s indie-band Furniture.
  • Cook discussed the inspiration for this song in an interview with Billboard magazine: "Season nine of Idol I got to go to Ethiopia for Idol Gives Back and to see that was inspiring. So I took that vibe and I was also thinking about season seven Idol Gives Back - I saw Annie Lennox perform and it was just her on a piano and all these really powerful images behind her of a trip she had taken to Africa. So I took those two vibes that that's really where 'We Believe' came from. I just wanted to write a big, uplifting song."

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