Let Us Move On
by Dido

Album: Girl Who Got Away (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • This was released as the first single by English singer-songwriter Dido, from her fourth studio album, Girl Who Got Away. Dido wrote the song with American songwriter Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds who has also worked on several of Kid Cudi's cuts, including the single "Refofev." The English songstress also co-produced the tune with her older brother Rollo Armstrong and Fun. collaborator Jeff Bhasker. It was released on December 17, 2012.
  • The song features West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar. Dido told The Guardian: "I'm a massive fan of his. 'Money Trees,' is probably my favourite song of last year. So I sent the song 'Let Us Move On' to him thinking it would be a long shot but he came back with this amazing verse. He's properly listened to the song and made it his own."
  • Dido first came to the attention of many with "Stan," her 2000 collaboration with another rapper, Eminem. "I started singing hooks to hip-hop and dance stuff - that was my beginning," she told Billboard. "So for me, it's very natural."
  • Speaking with Canada.com, Dido said this was "basically a song about, 'Look, life is long and we just need to move on from the bad times and keep going!'"
  • This was used at the end of the 2014 movie No Good Deed, starring Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba.

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