Mirror Man

Album: Chapter One (2014)
Play Video


  • This song is all about a man who is super vain. Henderson told HMV.com the tracks on Chapter One are snapshots of how she felt at the time. On this song, for instance she said, "I was so angry at the person in that track and out came this track that's really full of attitude."
  • Henderson told MTV UK the song shows a much more edgy side to her. "I think a lot of the time, people imagine me as a very soft spoken artist… this does showcase another side of me," she explained. "Not that I'm trying to shock or anything like that, it's just you know (there) are different sides to everybody's character and different things that people can relate to."
  • Ella Henderson wrote the song with Al Shux, whose other songwriting credits include Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" and Lana Del Rey's "Young And Beautiful."
  • Henderson explained the background to the song: "It's about the most self-centered person I've ever met," she said. "Everyone has experienced that type of person. They love themselves before they can love anyone else. 'Mirror Man' is probably my favorite song to sing live. I'm not about attitude at all, but the song is so honest and rude that everyone loves it, and they're desperate to discover who Mirror Man is."
  • Asked by OfficialCharts.com if the subject of the song is aware it's about them, Henderson replied: "Probably not because they love themselves that much! I think everyone in life has experienced a mirror man or mirror girl. If you haven't you will at some point."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

70s Music Quiz 1

70s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

The '70s gave us Muppets, disco and Van Halen, all which show up in this groovy quiz.

Jimmy Jam

Jimmy JamSongwriter Interviews

The powerhouse producer behind Janet Jackson's hits talks about his Boyz II Men ballads and regrouping The Time.

Yacht Rock!

Yacht Rock!Song Writing

A scholarly analysis of yacht rock favorites ("Steal Away," "Baker Street"...) with a member of the leading YR cover band.

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)Songwriter Interviews

The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.

Frankie Valli

Frankie ValliSong Writing

An interview with Frankie Valli, who talks about why his songs - both solo and with The Four Seasons - have endured, and reflects on his time as Rusty Millio on The Sopranos.

Shaun Morgan of Seether

Shaun Morgan of SeetherSongwriter Interviews

Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.